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“I hope to motivate people to only accept the best treatment in their personal lives”

With Actress and Model Becky Boggs

Through my actions and social media, I try to demonstrate the importance of being true to yourself, and fighting for what you want. In both your career and personal relationships. I hope to motivate people to pursue their passions and to only accept the best treatment in their personal lives. I want us to all be fulfilled, happy human beings :)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Becky Boggs. Becky is an American Actress, Director and Model based in NYC. She plays leading roles within everything from Films, to TV Show Pilots, to National Commercials. Becky also has a successful modeling career and can be seen in ads for companies such as Amazon, Crest Oral B and numerous clothing brands.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I grew up always knowing that I was meant to be an actress. I feel that I’m a very perceptive person, and it’s fun for me to showcase that by portraying many different characters. I was in my first play when I was 8, playing Peter Pan in you guessed it, Peter Pan, for the PA Performing Arts Academy. After a few more plays, and fast forward a few years, I decided to put acting aside to pursue Advertising (A much more stable career) but quickly quit my first job as an account executive to move to NYC for acting. I encourage everyone to go after their passion, life is too short not to. I feel very fortune to realize that.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

All of my experiences with this career are so interesting. You have to be ready for anything, which is something I love about it. The most recent interesting experience was yesterday I had an audition for a series regular role in a TV Show where my character was a stripper. Along with performing the scenes, I had to do a 30 second dance. Farthest thing from who I am, but I just went for it, related to the character as a person, and had a really positive experience with the casting directors.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

It’s hard to choose haha. I had a callback for an audition all the way in LA and thought for sure I had it in the bag. I was so cocky that I chose not to bring the script in the room with me. As soon as the casting director started rolling the camera, I spaced out on my lines and made up 5 minutes of dialogue…not even close to the actual script. I try not let my ego get in the way of my work since that experience.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

The most exciting project that I’m working on right now is my first short film that I produced, wrote and directed. It’s called NICE THINGS, and has a very powerful message about the negative effects of materialism. A beautiful thing about film is that it has the potential to influence. It feels great to have total control over the concept and creation of this film.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

I’ve met so many interesting and wonderful people. From celebrities, to award winning directors, to pro athletes. The people I meet on set are one of the highlights of my career. There is always something to learn from everyone, and I’m constantly inspired by driven individuals.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Make time to create and to do projects you genuinely love, that allow you to express your deepest desires. It’s important to feel fulfilled creatively in order to keep going.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)

Through my actions and social media, I try to demonstrate the importance of being true to yourself, and fighting for what you want. In both your career and personal relationships. I hope to motivate people to pursue their passions and to only accept the best treatment in their personal lives. I want us to all be fulfilled, happy human beings :)

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

1. Don’t lose sight of who you are. Being your unique self is what will bring you your success. It’s why you will book the jobs. It’s what will make people want to be around you. And staying true to yourself is what will make you feel the happiest.

2. Take people’s advice with a grain of salt. I was told I wasn’t funny enough to go out for comedic roles by my first manager, now 80% of my bookings are comedic. Other people don’t know what you’re capable of, only you know it.

3. Be in it for the long haul. This industry is tough and unpredictable. It requires the mindset of longevity in order to succeed. This has to continuously be your number one passion and commitment if you are going to be one of the few to actually make it.

4. Meet as many other industry professionals as possible. You never know what collaborations may come about, or friends you may make.

5. Be open to things not going according to plan. Like I mentioned before this career is unpredictable. No one has the same path, there is no set latter to climb. It’s important to figure out a way to relax and go with the flow.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

“The best way to predict your future, is to create it.” You can honestly do whatever you put your mind and worth ethic to. I came from a small suburban family, had a 9–5 job, and now I’m doing my passion of acting in NYC. All because I put in the work and did what it took to make it happen. You will make sacrifices and figure out a way, if what you love is worth it.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

So many people gave me boosts along the way. Whether it be the people that support me, or the people that try to tell me no. I get equal strength from both of them. My mom has been my constant supporter since day one. She has always encouraged my acting career. She even suggested that I go to an Acting Conservatory instead of a normal college…Not sure why I didn’t listen to her about that to be honest haha.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. :-)

There’s something to learn from everyone. Right now I would say Reed Morano. She was the director of the first two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. It’s one of my favorite shows with a very powerful message, and I would love to pick her brain about her phenomenal directing choices.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

My Instagram is @itsbeckyboggs

Thank you so much for joining us. This was very inspirational!



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