We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Sedran and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sara, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
We always associate risk to danger, therefore to fear. If I were to make a decision, say that one choice was more out of the ordinary than the other, I’d probably go with the one I know will make me excited about life. Not necessarily knowing what I am doing isn’t something to be scared of. I don’t need to know. I don’t need to play safe. Perhaps not getting out of a comfort zone leads to a dull life, and I am a big believer that for every problem there’s a solution. I like to figure things out along the way. It keeps me on my toes and focused. This way of thinking led me to move across the Atlantic Ocean and to pursue one of the most unstable careers, in my opinion, that there are out there: acting. It has been an exciting journey so far.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an actor. I love the fact that I don’t necessarily look like the majority of the actors we see on screen. I love that the movie industry is finally introducing new faces, new looks and more variety in the representation of the different people that there are in the world. “The world is beautiful because it is varied”. I love acting because you can be whoever you want to be. You can tell stories and in my opinion it is one of the most honorable and beautiful way to entertain our lives. This career isn’t easy and it has never been for me. Though it has been exciting and full of surprises and to me this is the most important thing. One of my latest projects, Leaving Lauren, a film I acted in, has been officially selected at the Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival where it is currently screening. It is also a finalist at the Independent Short Awards, nominated at the London Shorts Film Festival, Phoenix Shorts and IndieX Film Festival. I am overwhelmed by the outcome of this short and I am looking forward to seeing where it will go next. Hard work, a strong ethic and a humble heart will take you a long way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I think I would take them to a road trip around California, starting from Los Angeles to then go up north to see the national parks and the beautiful nature that this state has. I love it here. I have met so many people with different backgrounds and stories worth sharing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family. They have been my biggest supporters from the very beginning. I don’t know where I would be without them and I couldn’t have asked for better. I know I will always owe everything to them… my heart, my soul. Everything. I am one of those lucky kids and everyday I am grateful to have them in my life.