We had the good fortune of connecting with Georgina Reilly and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Georgina, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
“This too shall pass.” The good and the bad. It is about being willing to experience the ride. There are so many things in this world that don’t make sense, and it’s about focusing on what you can do about things, what you can make better and what you can control. You may only be able to control one small part of something, but if you really control that one thing, I think that eventually expands out into more and more things. Then one day you wake up and think, “Wow look how far I have come, and I did it just by taking the next step, not by thinking about the whole thing at once.”

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Aside from raising our spirited 3 year old daughter, I’m an actor. During the pandemic I’ve had more time to catch up on classic movies and see so many incredible performances. Movies and television give everyone an opportunity to have a shared experience at the same time. We spend those moments not on our phones (hopefully!) but living through someone else’s life. This is invaluable, as it teaches us empathy, it teaches us about people we may never meet! It can make us more tolerant, more understanding. I think we can all agree that the world is waking up to the injustices, the prejudices, the lack of empathy man has for one another. Movies and TV are a beautiful way to have these important conversations, for people to look and learn about others and hopefully build an understanding and a willingness to let go of preconceived ideas. I have learned a lot from the characters I have played. I may not always agree with them, but it is my job to have compassion and to see the world as they do. Imagine if everyone did this in regular life? I think it would be the closest thing to peace…

Here are some shows you can catch me on right now / coming up soon!

CITY ON A HILL – SHOWTIME
THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY – NETFLIX
REBEL – ABC
FBI: MOST WANTED – CBS

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Brunch at my wonderful friend Robert’s place -Il Fiore in Downtown LA.

A hike at Griffith.

Tacos at Tacos Tu Madre in Larchmont.

Shopping along Abbott Kinney.

Back to Il Fiore for dinner and drinks. There’s nothing like visiting a friend’s restaurant, plus the dishes are like artwork!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Gosh, there are so many people!

If we are talking about career, I would like to thank The Acting Center. They really cultivate artists, and support your ideas. They strip away all the noise of the industry so you can just get on with what is important – the work. The work is the only thing that will matter in the end and give you longevity in your career. The teachers there have made me excited about my art again and are also a lovely group of people.

If we are talking about inspiration and positivity, I would thank Matthew DelNegro who created a podcast called 10,000 Nos. He interviews many wonderful people who have amazing stories and it has really lifted me up on the days I didn’t feel like I wanted to persist. No journey worth going on is easy!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georginareilly/

Image Credits
Jennifer Popperl Photography

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