We had the good fortune of connecting with Yessica Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yessica, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
If you love it, you keep going. The advice I’ve heard the most throughout my life was to never give up. It’s easier said than done. Giving up has crossed my mind many, many, MANY times, and that’s ok. I think it’s part of the journey, and doubts can help you see what you really want in life. So the main question for me is: Do you still love it? Is this what drives you? If so, then keep going. It’s worth it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was always curious about the mind, and how other people think. When I was a child, I always wished I could be in someone else’s body for one day, and see how their mind works. But I’ve realized the only way I can come close to that is through acting. I went to acting school in Switzerland, and I’ve booked some great roles. At the time, I had no idea how lucky I was, and how challenging the future years would be. The first feature film I was in, The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd, was screening at different film festivals. It was there, where I met incredible filmmakers who’ve inspired me to start writing as well. Since then, I’ve produced two short films I wrote and one short film that is yet to be produced. Three years ago, I decided to come to Los Angeles. It wasn’t always easy. There were many different challenges, from learning how to finance living expenses to be able to stay here as a foreigner. But I’ve learned, no matter what the challenge, there is always a way, if you want it enough.
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?
My life revolves around Melrose. There are so many great vintage shops, and boutiques I would want to show my best friend. Along the way, we would enjoy a crepe from La Creme Cafe, or a glass of wine at The Village Idiot, and take pictures in front of the amazing walls full of street art. I would take her to The Grove, one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, and to the Farmers Market, which makes me feel like I’m on vacation. Los Angeles is full of hilarious stand-up comedians, so taking her to the Laugh Factory or the Comedy Store is definitely a must! After that, I would take her to my favorite speakeasy: No Vacancy. There are many other historic bars and venues on my list like Jones, Roxy, Troubadour, and the Clifton in DTLA, which is haunted apparently. Another destination on my itinerary would be Burbank Peak where the Wisdom Tree is located. Continuing on this trail, we would end up behind the Hollywood sign, which is a special experience in itself.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to my manager, Sherry Robb, who supports me, believes in me, and who’s helped me in my transition from Switzerland to Los Angeles. I couldn’t have done it without her. I also would like to recognize my fellow actor friends in Los Angeles who are always up for a new project and a good laugh.
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