We had the good fortune of connecting with Esha More and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Esha, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I come from a hard-working, dedicated, and a spirited family in India. I was born and raised there until I was 10. Then my parents, my sister, and I immigrated to the US. In the beginning I found it hard to understand the new world but as time went on, I found myself becoming more “American” than “Indian”. However, my family in India would always ground me and expose to the rest of the world which made me feel more of an “Indian American”. Soon, I realized that the terms “American” and “Indian” were just that, terms. I felt that my experiences couldn’t be explained through geography but rather through the people around me, who came from all parts of the world. This idea that we’re all individuals with absolutely unique experiences and all we can do to understand each other, is listen made me who I am today. I try to incorporate all that into my acting, storytelling, and everyday life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love to use my acting as a tool to better understand life. Sometimes, I even joke that I’ve lived more through my characters than I have in my real life. Nevertheless, I’m proud of the fact that I’ve never let fear stop me as an actress. I’ve been a part of some very traumatizing films and some of the most ordinary films, but they’ve all helped me become a better person and as a result a better actress. However, there are times where I find myself stuck, not able to understand the character or even the story because I’ve gotten so caught up in an emotion. During these times I try to focus on what my teachers taught me, which is to be an adult, go out there, and just play. Because in the end acting is just playing, you’re using your imagination and creating all these beautiful stories that only your characters live through, not you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my best friend to all the beaches in LA! I love the beach because you can do so much there at any time of day. You can surf, swim, play games, or even just take a walk. Then I would try to find these hidden locations where you can hike to and see the city from afar, there are some beautiful spots in Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills. Last but not least I would take her to a few karaoke bars because who doesn’t like to sing their heart out and watch others do the same!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve been extremely fortunate to have met some wonderful people who contributed to my journey! However, I would like to give a special shoutout to my family for always pushing me to chase my dreams and for sticking with me through all my mistakes!
Jamie Wu Photography and Seattle Actor Photos by Davis Scott Hogan.