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I interviewed “The Acting Career story of Mikaela Phillips” actress Mikaela Phillips about her career, her love of acting, and her tips for inspiring other actors.
Tell me about yourself.
My name is Mikaela Phillips, I tell you about my Acting Career story, and I am a producer and actress with many films and films under my belt. Growing up on the sandy beaches of Australia and later Los Angeles, California, I completed three films last year and 2022 is going to be another big year for me.
When did you first realize that you wanted to be an actor and build your Acting Career story?
I would say I was directing from a young age, but at the time I had no idea it would shape the rewarding, fun and interesting career I’ve had so far. The very first production I was cast in was about five years old…so as I got older, probably around high school, I realized I wanted to continue acting and that I could invest in myself and become an actor.
What courses or training did you attend to support your Acting Career story?
I have studied and trained in both Australia and Los Angeles with Margie Haber Studios who have trained top-notch actors such as Brad Pitt, Tiffany Haddish, Madelaine Petsch and Gregg Sulkin to name a few.
I also studied an American accent which I picked up very easily and which has been praised for its authenticity and sound quality by many industry professionals and my peers.
What was your first professional acting job?
The acting job that really established me as a professional actress and coincided with my being on the map was the TV series Counter Play. I had a recurring role on the show, appearing in every episode for two seasons. I recently came across some old photos from the set of this series about five years ago and they brought lots of smiles and great memories!
Tell me a favorite experience from your career. Something that stands out in your memories and makes you want to find more experiences like this.
One of my favorite experiences in this industry was the day I first visited the Warner Brothers studio in Burbank. The first time wasn’t about specific acting, but about visiting a good friend who works on one of the shows filming in the parking lot. It will always be remembered as one of the best days of my life!
I experienced and saw WB through the eyes and textile experience of someone who works hard and has had unlimited opportunities to view the scenes, roam freely around the field and control the interactions and activations they offer – yes, Central Perk included haha - not a paid tour guide like a tourist.I can’t explain it but the energy was so calm yet so fast and inspiring and it was truly magical…
I would be so grateful and excited if I could call WB at home and create in their studio!
Have your family and friends supported your acting career?
Yes Mom is my biggest support and I have close friends who have always supported me and have shown me what it really means to have good and supportive friends in my life.
Give me career goals. What would you like to get?
I can humbly say that I have already achieved some of the goals I have set for myself in this area. I think it’s wise to re-evaluate your goals from time to time to reflect your progress and the current climate, and right now I’m on track to ahead of schedule some of the goals I set for myself this year achieve, that means exciting!
That being said, one of my career goals is to work on studio films, whether as an actor or as a producer, because I also produce.
What advice do you have for other aspiring Acting Career story?
I think if I could impart any wisdom it would be to say that the toughest, hardest working and most humble actors are the ones who not only succeed but are loved by everyone. When you look at some of the most respected actors, they don’t brag that they “know it all” or that they don’t need help from experts in their field when tackling a new role. Training, coaching or drastic body transformations.
As an actor, not all experiences will be the same, we’re always improving…so I think my advice this time is to be open to learning and directing. Bring enthusiasm and teamwork without the ego and desire to constantly learn.
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