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

Hi Rebecca, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk-taking can be simple, feel simple, or even look simple. On the other hand, it can be hard, it can feel like that one decision that could make it or break it for you, or it could look like something you can’t even comprehend. We take many risks every day, and as we grow risks can become easier or more difficult. For some people picking out what to wear to meet their potential boss/client can feel like the world is on their shoulders, for others that might be the farthest thing on their mind. Our different personalities and different skills make us feel and handle different risks in our own ways. In my life risk has been a driving force. I have always been someone who loves spontaneity and a little risk wasn’t going to stop me from my goals. I moved to Los Angeles without really knowing anyone or having a job lined up. All I knew was that Los Angeles was the place that gave me more opportunities to do the thing that I love, acting. It was a huge risk, I didn’t even know if I was going to like it here. My heart and my gut told me to take the leap and I did. Now I am so grateful for the risk that I took. The challenges that I have faced and the friendships I have made have made the risk worth it. There have been times I wondered if it was the best decision. I have had so many mountains to climb, but every scrape and bruise I got along the way was worth it. I can’t wait to climb even bigger mountains. Don’t let a little risk stop you from doing what you love. Trust yourself and get to know yourself so you can know the risks that are worth taking, and don’t be afraid of messing up. Sometimes our mistakes are our biggest lessons.

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 am an actress. I love anything TV and Film and I have been very thankful for the opportunities Los Angeles has given me. I have been lucky enough to have acted onset of Dutch, directed the Female Odd Couple, and acted in many short films. I am also a makeup artist and a painter. I love creating things and acting is my passion. The pandemic has been hard for everyone. I know for me it’s been hard auditioning and creating new content. I am grateful that I have been able to do some acting from home and I am currently looking for any acting opportunities along with posting my own content.

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 of all, I am a coffeeholic. I love coffee shops and my favorite thing is to find new spots. I love the Ugly Mug and the With Love Market & Cafe. I also love hiking and one thing I take everyone to is the Griffith Observatory. An ideal day for me would be to get some coffee then hike up to the Observatory to see the city and watch something in the planetarium. After that, I would love to get some ice cream at Magpies then finish the night at Residuals Tavern singing karaoke. The Santa Monica pier would also be a place that I would take anyone. I love the beach and people watching there is always interesting. It might be a stereotypical tourist spot but I defiantly see why people like it. Toes in the sand, good food, and a Ferris Wheel what more can you want.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Crash Acting with Benjamin Mathes has definitely given me the skills and support to take risks in my life. Benjamin was one of the first people I met in Los Angeles and he has inspired me so much. Everyone in my classes at Crash Acting has taught me and lifted me up. My mother has also always supported me in doing what I love. She is a strong woman and has been an inspiration to me.

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Cathryn Farnsworth

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