Janell Islas is an aspiring actress who appears in the film Scout; here is a link to her IMDB page:
Q: What made you interested in being a performer?
A: As a child I was always singing, dancing, and citing around the house and in front of family. I used to videotape myself and then show it to my family. Of course then it was funny. Because I loved acting so much I took theater all throughout my school years all the way till high school. I really loved doing theater in high school. I ended up getting a scholarship in theater arts for community c college. So I have been doing and loving acting for a while.
Q: What is Scout about?
A: Scout is a movie about a rebellious girl who is gothy trying to find her sister. She travels across Texas with a guy and goes through many life experiences.
Q: What role do you play?
A: In the movie I originally had a different role but they deleted my role, so I ended up getting featured as one of the psych patients that the boy is in the psych ward with.
Q: What is your dream role?
A: My dream role would be to get a supporting role in Fast & Furious or any major film that is fun and has aloof action. The reason this would be my dream role is because I love action movies. They are so exciting, thrilling, and just capture the audience in the moment.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it affect your pursuit of an acting career?
A: My day job is creating websites and social networking. I have a small website and social media development company called KAZZAM Media. This keeps me busy when I am not filming, but I think filming is taking over right now. My business actually helps me in my pursuit of acting, as I help people in media build their websites and market them, and that gives me a lot of connections in the entertainment business.
Q: To what method of acting do you ascribe?
A: I studied the Meisner technique throughout school. It was a great way to introduce me into the world of acting, but now I think no matter what method any actor studies, they must know their craft in order to be good. If you do not know your craft, then any technique no matter what will not mean anything if you cannot perform well.
Q: What do you like about Hollywood?
A: Everything. I am a Texas southern girl, and California and Hollywood is a breath of fresh air. It is huge eclectic, crazy, fun, glitzy, glamorous, and everything else you can think of. It’s exactly what you see on TV when you are young. The only difference is when you are trying to build your acting career Hollywood can be very competitive and harsh on you if you do not do well. But other than that, I LOVE IT!!!
Q: What would you change about it if you could?
A: I love Hollywood just the way it is. That is what makes it Hollywood. If I could change anything about Hollywood I would only, and everyone would love this, get rid of traffic!. I would also love to make everything Eco friendly around there.
Q: What is your oddest LA story?
9. As far as any odd LA stories, I have one really crazy one but I cannot tell. It’s a secret!
Q: What makes you fameworthy?
A: I think the thing that makes me fame worthy is the fact that I know my craft. I am a very dedicated hard worker and love acting. I am also very easy to get along with on set, so people like that. I want people to know when they see me on the big screen, that’s Janell Islas, she is such a great actress.
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