How Did I Get Into Acting?

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How did I get into acting? Well, I’ve always been fascinated by films. I was thinking of becoming an actress one day when I was a little girl. You know, people always ask you, what do you want to be when you grow up? And my answer was always, “I want to be an actress.” I had also participated in school plays often, including singing, essay writing, poem, and more competitions, when I was a school girl. Just all the creative activities that I could be involved in as many as possible. But when I grew up, I forgot all about becoming an actress. My dream remained a dream. I had never, actually, tried to make it come true. I still love telling good stories, and still passionate about films. So in 2004 (I think), I decided to attend Copenhagen Technical College (KTS) in Denmark, to study film & communication.

Buppha

Our first student film, we were running out of money and time. Each of us contributed the money towards the costs of aspiring actors. We did successfully find some. And we paid them about £50 each for just about a half day shoot. On top of that, we also gave them a copy of the film, which was a very good deal for aspiring actors. But then, we were running out of money and time. Our deadline was near. So, one of us had to play in the film as well – to be able to finish the film on time. And we needed a girl. And in my group, there were only 2 girls and 3 boys. And the other girl, she didn’t want to be an actress. She preferred working behind the camera instead. So, I had to play since no one else left. That’s how I began to act in front of camera for the very first time, which I quite liked it. I still continued to be an actress in our own student films, afterwards.

Film set

After having acted in some more films that I made with my classmates, I decided to quit the film school after I had just started for only 2-3 months, to start focusing solely on my acting career instead. That’s how I, accidentally, got into acting. Even though, I wanted to be an actress when I was very young, but somehow I forgot all about it. Not until I decided to study film making that I started to discover my long-lost dream. But the desire to be a filmmaker is still there. I still want to work behind the camera as well, as a screenwriter, director, for instance. So, if I didn’t become a successful actress I wouldn’t mind that much. I would try to become a screenwriter and/or director instead. That would be my plan B.

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Aspiring actress and writer, live in London.

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