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Acting Careers Story of Sarah Elizabeth Lewis is pleased to share my interview with the wonderful actress Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. I had the pleasure of working with Sara as Cassandra Waters in Grace march in 2018 and it was great to share her acting experiences and passions with you.
Written by JJ Barnes
Tell me about yourself and your Acting Careers.
Hello, I’m Sara! today I will tell my Acting Careers, I have an amazing puppy named Digby (he’s actually 7 so he not really a puppy) and an amazing friend named Nathan! We are in the middle of planning our wedding and our day is approaching in September which is very exciting! When I’m not working I’m usually watching Netflix, eating and drinking with friends, or playing with a puppy!
When did you first realize that you wanted to be start an Acting Careers?
Since I could barely speak, I liked to put on little shows when my parents were over, and involved my reluctant but persistent older sister in making me the star of the show! I think it was a natural decision for my parents to put me in a local youth theater group and it really worked out!
What do you like most about performing?
I love the whole process of taking another character and thinking like him. It means playing with a personality that isn’t yours and seeing things differently.
What courses or training did you attend to support your acting career?
From a young age, I attended clubs and acting classes and start Acting Careers. I then studied Performing Arts at College and went on to do a degree in Acting at University. Throughout this time I was also working on professional acting jobs and constantly learning from the actors I was working with.
What was your first professional acting job?
My first big professional acting job was playing Susan in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was 13. It was magical!
What was your last professional acting job?
My last work as an actor was the film Grace march, written by the great J.J. Barnes and Jon McKinney! Unfortunately, with Covid and everything waiting in theaters, it forced me to take a little break from Acting Careers.
Tell me about a favorite moment in your career.
Something that stands out in your memories and makes you want to find more experiences like this. When I was 16, I played Anne Frank in the comedy The Dreams of Anne Frank. I will always remember the very emotional final scene when Anna and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps. During my last lecture, I looked out into the audience and saw a group of old ladies crying in the front row.
It was then that I fully understood the power of theater. Then they came up to me in the lobby after the show and told me how great the show was and that the older generation of their family was involved in the Holocaust and they were very close to the story of Anne Frank. It was a great time speaking to them and realizing how touched they were by this show.
What was the most difficult experience in your acting career?
I think the hardest part of an acting career is the waiting! It often feels like you’ve been waiting forever for your next job or opportunity. But my advice is to get out there and do something yourself. Meet like-minded people who are in the same situation as you and create your own work!
Have your family and friends supported your acting career?
My parents have always supported my desire to pursue an acting career. It was never you who told me to get a suitable job, thank goodness! My friends have also been very supportive.
Tell me some career goals. What would you like to get?
I would like to have a regular part in a TV series, that would be a dream. It would be great to be on set most days of the week working with inspiring and creative people who empower each other!
Tell me something that surprised you, something you never knew about a professional actress.
It’s Damn Hard! There is so much competition for jobs and I’ve learned that being in the right place at the right time is super important! Talent can only take you far, the rest is luck, get there, and don’t give up!
What advice do you have for other aspiring Acting Careers?
Don’t give up! It can happen to you at any time. Literally! It could be 3 months into your Acting Careers or 30 years. That’s the beauty of the industry, you always need people of different ages, different looks, etc. You’re never too old for that.
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