We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth Regal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elizabeth, what matters most to you?
I find this a most intriguing question and rarely discussed in the industry. I have had many interviews that cover the usual, as my background, my projects, what inspires me, etc. I find the common premise “be yourself” consistently cliche and over-stated. Embracing the title of actor or actress requires a certain precision, a most technical science most rarely understand or even ponder on. “Be Yourself” was never one of those personal mottos for me, unless off-camera, and even then, certain expectations by the industry are forthright. One is constantly told to be themselves, but we spend a lifetime being someone else. Think about that one for a second. It is a well-expectation to “Always be in Character,” though I choose authenticity as a priority.
I feel being of service to others with a genuine soul and kindness is so important. As artists, we brush elbows with so many people over the years and it tend to be my calling to make the filmmakers look their best and the actors when I produce my own projects shine. I tend to remember it is not about me, but how I can inspire and help someone else. That is the magical journey of this industry and how we will be remembered in how we made another person feel and the impact we make on the community. You never know the value of a moment until it is a memory.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there until I was 6 years old and then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee after that due to the harsh winters and hustle and bustle of the city. Materialism and status were not something most people sought after. Most people went to high-school, college, and then married and had children not questioning life too much beyond that. Rarely did people leave or have high expectations of big dreams and goals or pondered on anything outside of the reality in which they were raised. Being in the bible belt in strict Christianity, show business and the big city were mostly frowned upon. I questioned and challenged everything and was definitely an outcast rebel in the South. I felt my life hit a dead end as a free-spirited artist in Knoxville, Tennessee, so Los Angeles was it, though I spent time in NYC as a fashion model. I did mostly print and a little runway, but being only 5’7” was not ideal for runway models, so I fell into acting, though I have always been obsessed with Music and used to be a singer all through my early youth.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, I am such into esoterics, ancient wisdom, and spirituality that my tastes are a bit “Hollyweird” and unusual for societal norms. Anything dealing with Ancient Egypt and the Sciences, as Astrophysics or Parapsychology is a die-hard passion of mine. I tend to the EDM and Post-Punk / Goth crowd as Bar Sinister, Music Festivals, and events with tons of people. I’s seriously addicted to MUSIC!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Inspiration can come in many forms. I would love to thank my dear friend, Percy Leon, filmmaker and YouTube Creator that cast me in a short film “The Hybrid” that was filmed with intellectual property by 20th Century Fox; The Dream Machine International Film Festival for awarding me “Best Director” for my film I wrote, produced, and directed “Seductive Shadows; Los Angeles City College for my degree in Filmmaking and being awarded more than one scholarship to make things happen; The Hollywood Weekly that published a 2-page article in their magazine. Definitely, I will never forget David Heavener, a super-star independent filmmaker, and writer to me for taking me under his wing and teaching most of what I know about the industry and Film production when I was new to Hollywood, and Brian Medavoy a brilliant Hollywood manager that I follow his blogs and advice religiously.
Other: https://www.thehollywoodtimes.today/seductive-shadows-screens-at-indie-night/ http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-elizabeth-regal-envision-motion-pictures-downtown-los-angeles/ https://www.nsaen.com/elizabeth-regal-performer-many-talents/ https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/elizabeth-regal-talks-about-her-latest-projects-and-news-footage/1006624256 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2513386/
Gloria Placencia – Black and White photo with Hat and Indian/Egyptian Bride photo Lisa Lex – Black and White photos with hair down D.W. Kim – Neon blue photo with high fashion makeup