We had the good fortune of connecting with Milica Vrzic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Milica, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
I think that most people associate acting with purely talent and hard work. Sure, those are very important factors, but there are so many other things. One of them, and probably the hardest to accept is that there are lots of points deciding whether you get cast for certain role. Production, look, timing, schedule conflicts, chemistry, the list goes on. It comes down to working the best you can, working on what you can, for the sake of pleasure you get out of it, and not expecting that it will work out then, but when it’s time for it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I used to get upset for others seeing me as a foreign actress, but now I think it’s fun because I love to see what people will guess. That’s how I get responses that I am from Argentina, Spain, Ukraine, Middle East. Thus, my challenges so far were more associated with overcoming certain cultural differences between my home country (Serbia) and U.S that are dominant in the entertainment industry.
What sets me apart, and how I overcame all other challenges are tied together because it came down to accepting the “uniqueness” of me, my situation, and making the best out of it.
I think that the beautiful part about my art/path is that there is never ending goal in my opinion. It could go many directions, and I am opened to what comes to me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First, I would take them to Westwood to my favorite café Elysee to have brunch and coffee. I am a big believer of seeing and feeling how do regular people live in the city I am visiting, so I would arrange it that we can go to some hidden gems and meet up with the locals. There are so many restaurants and coffee shops I would take them not because it looks amazing, but because they have a soul, a story and people that are interesting.
I would take them to Santa Monica, to walk everywhere, and then we get tired to get a Bird scooter and drive around. I have no doubt that we would get some ideas of where to stop by around that area depending on what’s our mood in the moment. I like the spontaneity.
After, we would go to grab drinks in Echo Park because it’s a special vibe there.
I would take them to my friend’s house in Seal Beach to do sea-doing and feel the ocean.
We would go to a rooftop dinner to see the whole city at the sunset.
Bike along the beach, and grab a margarita and tacos afterwards.
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?
My family, above everyone else because of their tremendous support to pursue acting. My first acting studio I went to in Serbia “Studio Centar”, which is where I fell in love with this craft, and met my best friends to this day. Loyola Marymount University for giving me a chance to become a well-rounded student, and meet students from all around the world, and professors who were inspiring me each day.
Cameron Radice (Image #4). All the others I reserve a right to.