We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachael Holoway and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachael, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think taking calculated risks is incredibly exciting and imperative to success. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone, try something that you have no guarantee will work, but it will always lead you to where you’re supposed to be at that time.
I’ve taken my fair share of risks and they’ve all lead me to the incredible, happy life I live today. I have the most wonderful, supportive husband (who I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t take the risk of moving to London on my own) I live in LA, the place I always dreamed of living in and I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t risk putting literally every penny I had into getting here!
Risks come in all shapes and sizes and I encourage everyone to take one daily…you never know what magic may come from them.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I grew up around the theatre as my dad is an actor and have been in love with the industry for as long as I can remember. All I ever wanted to do is act and I’m so lucky that I get to live my dream. One of the proudest moments of my career was getting to work with Jackie Chan and John Cena in the movie ‘Snafu’. That was a real ‘pinch me’ moment in my life and an experience I’ll treasure for the rest of my days!
Honestly, I am where I am today because I just don’t give up. Times get really tough, it’s not always plain sailing, doubt can try to set in, but I’ve never given up on my dream because I genuinely LOVE what I do. My career has taken me around the world, I’ve met the most awesome people and I get to create on screen magic and for that I’m forever grateful.
I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is to enjoy the ride. This industry is not one you can control and nor should you try to. The right role will come to you at the right time and so I’ve leaned to really enjoy the process, I’m lucky I get to do this.
As well as being a classically trained actress, I also have a black belt in Taekwondo which is a super fun niche I have that gets me some very cool roles.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh my gosh…there’s just so many!!
Ok, so, the Cellar is the cutest secret wine bar in Pasadena and everyone should check it out!
For morning coffee it has to be CAR Artisan Chocolate Cafe, they specialise in coffee and they make their own chocolate in store…literally what more could you ask for?!
The Huntington gardens are stunning!
I’d take them for a day trip to Santa Barbara because I am obsessed!!!
I adore Griffith Observatory’, the views are just breathtaking.
Sage is my favourite restaurant ever so we’d definitely get some amazing food there.
Also the Old Place in Malibu. The coolest restaurant with a winery and awesome coffee truck, it’s a must visit after a day at the beach!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my mum, dad and sister. I wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember and I’ve had nothing but support from them my whole life.
I started when I was 11 and they took me to acting class, helped me learn lines, took me to auditions…they put a lot of time and effort into my dream and so I truly wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for their love and support.