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

Hi Meredith, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” – David Jones

Every morning, when I reach in the fridge for my daily dose of orange juice, the magnetic version of this quote stares back at me. It is one of my absolute favorites because it perfectly describes what life is like for someone that is very in tune with their emotions.

I’ve always been an extremely sensitive person, which I think has both aided and hindered my career as an actor. The way in which I can access certain feelings and emotions very quickly has always helped with auditions and callbacks. On the other hand, this is a difficult industry for someone who, at times, does not have the thickest skin.

Ultimately, I like to focus on what a blessing it is to be able to truly connect with something or someone, regardless of whether or not you might get hurt.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I often struggle with finding time to create my own content in the midst of training and auditioning. However, during quarantine, I have been able to do just that, which has been so exciting. My friends and I recently completed our first web series, which was accepted into a number of festivals and even earned a couple of awards! Now, I’m focusing my creative energy on a whole new outlet: children’s books. With one book down, and many to go. I am so excited to see what the future holds!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite thing about Los Angeles is that there is never a dull moment. Whether you want to relax at the beach or go to a fancy nightclub, there is something for everyone. If I had a friend coming to visit and I wanted to show them the best time ever, I’d first start with a breakfast burrito from Tacos Tu Madre (that truffle guacamole is to die for). Then, once we’ve digested a bit, we’d go for a nice, long hike up to the Griffith Park Observatory (where we would obviously take pictures of the Hollywood sign). For the afternoon, we’d head down to El Matador Beach in Malibu. And to finish the day, we’d catch a show at the Comedy Store before heading over to No Vacancy or Davey Wayne’s.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to the best parents on the planet: Tom and Joanne Vivian! They’ve always shown me nothing but support and I truly would not be able to pursue my dreams without them. I feel very lucky to be their daughter.

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