Jillian Skye The Young Model Actor & Singer
Jillian Skye the young teen that is leading the way in her field, she is trying to help and inspire young teens. Everyone be sure to check out and share her story.
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We got the chance to interview her, here are a few things she had to say.
What are some of the things you have acted in?
I’ve done all kinds of acting: theatre, musical theatre, commercials, short films and I just got the lead in my first feature film so I am very excited about that. Commercials have been a source of strange experiences.
For instance, I did a commercial for Six Flags and I am terrified of roller coasters. But they forced me to ride their new coaster more than 30 times in a row! I had never even been on a loop before. I was so sick by the end of it, but I had to smile during every ride! I earned every cent from that job.
Are there any actors you look to? Or at least would be happy to meet?
One of my favorite shows is Supernatural and I’ll tell you why. I feel like I’ve grown up with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. I’ve watched every season and every terrifying episode. They are currently filming their fifteenth and final season.
Those two are some of the hardest working actors in Hollywood! And when I go back to season one, they look like little boys! You can see them mature as actors and as friends. You can tell it’s a set where the whole cast commits and works together well. But those two have been the glue.
I feel like they’ve stayed grounded and helped each other cope with fame and depression and trying to raise families, and that inspires me.
So I would like to meet them and say hey, thanks for making my childhood so much more fun, and thank you for your commitment and dedication to the show and to each other.
Not gonna lie, when that show is over I’ll be shedding a few tears.
How does acting make you feel? Please describe that to us.
When I am on stage or in front of a camera, it’s like the rest of the world disappears and I immerse myself in the scene and I can truly let myself come out. Any nervousness I felt beforehand just disappears.
It’s fun to build a persona and think about how they would react. It’s especially fun if there is some leeway with the script. I like playing complicated people, especially villains.
I can make really good crazy eyes. But I also love comedy, except I’m sort of funny without meaning to be, like my dad.
I also love musical theatre because I am a power belter and I feel great when a director allows me to let loose!
What are your plans for the future?
I truly am equally right-brained and left-brained. I’m thinking of a double major in theatre and biology. Becoming a doctor interests me, but if a really good acting opportunity came along, I would find it hard to say no.
It’s hard when you’re in school — professional directors don’t understand school and school doesn’t understand professional directors. And you get stuck trying to balance all of that.
It might be worth taking a gap year between high school and college, but we have yet to sort that all out.
Do you have any advice for teens in your field?
If this is what you want keep laser focused on honing your craft and don’t let haters get to you. You have to have a thick skin. Be prepared to give up a lot.
I have given up homecoming, football games, parties, outings, and even some friendships to go to singing lessons, dancing lessons, and do jobs. You won’t be able to live a normal high school life so your social life may suffer. Your peers won’t understand it.
They may be jealous of what you’re doing but at the same time they won’t see all of the hard work that you are constantly putting in or notice the things you are constantly giving up.
Also your family has to be on board or it won’t work. Because they will have to give up things too. There is a lot of travel to auditions and last minute things that a regular job just doesn’t allow for.
There will always be people who support you but you need to find them. Notice the people who are truly happy for you when you succeed. They may not always be kids. They could be adults. But find those people and build a bubble of supporters.
Be cordial to everyone unless you are outright being bullied because everything you put out there will come back to you. Respect yourself. Stay professional, even during a school show.
You never know who might be watching. Keep your eye on the prize, and realize there’s so much more to life than middle school or high school.
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