@gracieraena: Why did you decide to get into this industry? Good question. It wasn’t so much a decision as a need. Since I was a kid, I always wanted to be an actress. It’s so funny; this has been coming up so much lately! When I was four-years-old, I was very quiet and reserved. For Halloween, I dressed up as Dorothy and my grandmother took me to a costume contest. My mom sewed my outfit because it couldn’t be a costume; it needed to be real because I was Dorothy. When I’d watch the movie, I’d think, “I am Dorothy… this is who I am. This is my story”. So I went to the contest and there were all these other little Dorothys wearing costumes and I was SHOCKED. In my PTSD haze, I went around trying to reason with them, “I don’t think you understand, someone’s lied to you! I’m Dorothy…”

And truth be told, that’s how I feel when I audition. I heard Jennifer Lawrence talking about this the other day; it feels like you’re coming out of the closet…. to announce to the world, “This is who I am. I can’t remove this. This is how I feel.”
And it doesn’t really matter how successful I am. I have to do this for me; I have to live these characters, I have to act. I know that might sound selfish, but I really do. It doesn’t matter, the money. It’s part of me. #thereelwomen #wizardofoz #dorothy #film #television #TV #art #actress #love #success #beyou #tvlover #tvnerd #filmlover #goals #work #instadaily #instahub #picoftheday #instagood #womeninfilm #betterhollywood #women #girlgang #bosslady #ladyboss #girlboss #filmequality #LA #hollywood http://ow.ly/i/ghoqf

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