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

Hi Lucy, how do you think about risk?
The word, “risk,” gets a bad rap. We hear it, we panic, and then we book it back to fetal position. “I would never do something risky!” You already have honey! Risk is inevitable.  Chances are you’re not a base jumper, but I bet you’ve asked out a hottie, or put the pedal to the floorboard through a stale yellow light headed to a meeting. Whether anyone is cognizant of it or not, you cannot do life without doing risk. When I was seven, I went off of a rope swing for the first time. It was at camp, and despite watching a myriad of girls go before me and successfully hit their water landing, I was petrified. I knew I was safe. I had the proof from the other gals, but I still didn’t know the feeling of going off a rope swing. Everyone around me was launching off, AND coming back for more. Still, I did not jump. I knew I was going to have to, because the line behind me was building at an alarming rate and the biddies were getting pissed as hell.  Nevertheless, I drug it out thinking somehow that might help. Girls swore to me on their lives I would love it.  My legs would not move.  It was do or die, or in my mind, do then die, so might as well do. I flung that body into the air and found Nirvana. The water caught me like a warm hug and my arms knew instinctively when to hold on and when to let go. You see, it wasn’t the girls or the universe I didn’t trust, it was me. I didn’t trust myself to pull off something I’d never done before, but look at me go once I did. I even went back for seconds, thirds, and hundreds over the years. Had I acknowledged my fear and saw it for what it was at face value, maybe I could have gotten to the fun a little sooner. Fear is never not going to show up in your life, but when you call its stupid little bluff, what’s factually in front of you becomes glaringly apparent. Guess what? Then the next time you go to do something scary you have the receipts.  “Hey Fear, you sneaky bastard, last time I took a risk you told me it would be catastrophic and turns out it wasn’t at all!  In fact, you claim this a lot… and you’re wrong every time, so I’m not taking your allegations so seriously this time. Thanks, bye!”

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Tell you what, I’ll give you my life’s savings if you can show me someone who has breezed through life.  This doesn’t exist, but you know what’s exciting? You don’t have to dwell on it. My Grandfather had an ingenious phrase that I live by to this day, “the more you stir up shit, the more it starts to stink.”  I am gravely serious about the way I chose my life’s narrative.  Meaning,  I actively chose to believe and live by optimism.  If I live by the narrative, “Whoa as me, wah, this is so hard, this, that, and the other,” my life would stink. I’d sit around stirring it up and man that shit would be foul, rancid, and alarming.  I will share what I’ve learned when facing challenges.  Face them. “Wow, riveting Lucy, simply astonishing.” It’s the bona fide answer though.  You must physically go through the challenges and come out on the other end. The nonsensical nature of it all is the fact that life is not comfortable. Yet, there’s an app to skip a step and a hire to skip all the steps entirely.  Sooner or later, you’re sitting doing nothing because it’s all been done for you. Suddenly, your mind starts racing itself. It is relentlessly wicked and your feet jiggle and you can’t sit still. Your life will never be comfortable, so sit in your discomfort.  Sit in your challenges. Do it. Experience them fully, because oh my god, when you come out on the other end so boldly, you’ll scare yourself. I have been acting since I was six years old.  So that comes out to 23 years! I love entertainment.  It is my passion.  I write, produce, direct, and act.  You can check out my comedy, characters, and other entertainment materials on my website, Youtube, and Instagram listed.  The entertainment industry is extremely inundated with talented individuals excited to share their flair with the world.  This makes it extraordinarily difficult to get your chance.  I have probably been to 1,000 meetings, auditions, classes, workshops, and panel discussions over my career journey and I am still climbing.  What I quickly realized, a long time ago, is that no one is begging you to do any of this.  In fact, I don’t recall booking anything yet.  So what I have done is create.  That’s what I do best.  I make my own comedy sketches. I make my own TV pilots.  I make my own original characters and film them and this is all I can control.  I don’t think things,  I physically do them.  I am proud of the body of work I have generated all on my own accord.  One day the iron will strike and because I have kept busy I know I’ll be prepared.  In the mean time, if anyone has any job of any kind, truly any kind, any job, not kidding at all, so long as it is not something like Only Fans or cleaning in my underwear please email me at ldrew417@me.com.  I have recently illustrated and written a children’s recipe picture book.  Full of nutritional, creative, and fun ways to mangia! It is called Food Friends, by your friend Lucy Drew, and can be purchased by emailing ldrew417@me.com to get a copy.  See photo attached.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First and foremost, we eat Tocaya! When all else fails, we eat Tocaya. I would probably have us get it takeout and eat on the grounds of the LACMA museum picnic style. Then head inside to take a look at the art. I would also take them on a hike at Griffith and then go in and check out the observatory. We would for sure head over to Malibu and grab take out from Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe and then eat it on the beach. Two more of my favorite food spots are KazuNori that serves unbelievable hand rolls and Kye’s Montana. I get the Macro wrapped in lettuce at Kye’s. Great coffee can be found at Alfred’s and great healthy conscious desserts can be found at Erewhon market grocery store. I also love Erewhon’s sushi. The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is a great museum of all things entertainment. They have amazing exhibits and admission is free (they except donations instead). Right next door you’ll find The Farm at Beverly Hills where you will find the best sweet potato fries I have ever had. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There was a Saint of a man named Lucious Newsom who was the leader of all the volunteer work at my church growing up. He said something I’ll never forget and it was along the lines of, “You think you can go about this world alone? Think you don’t need anyone’s help and don’t owe anyone your help? Then you can start by paying your mother nine month’s rent.” Life is a collaboration. From the moment we are brought into existence, we need help. Hell, it takes two people to create life to begin with. I have been helped exponentially over the years. Countless mentors, friends, and family alike. I can also thank the people who have turned me down. Thank you for fanning my flame. I encourage anyone reading this to help others in any way you can. It will never fail you.

Website: www.lucydrew.com

Instagram: lucydrewlol

Twitter: lewy_drewy

Image Credits
Ben Cope, Owen DeValk

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