Ella Greenwood Talks With TMI About All Her New Acting Projects
Can you tell us how your passion for acting started?
I’ve always loved watching films and TV shows and then theatre when I was old enough. I was inspired by the escapism of it all and the variety of different stories that could be told. I joined youth theatres and acting classes as soon as I could and never stopped. It has pretty much always been the only career that I wanted.
What actor/actress are you influenced by?
One of my favourite actresses is Lily James as she chooses such great characters and films, and they’re all so different! From Cinderella to Mamma Mia to Baby Driver, she has done so well in each film. I also love Anya-Taylor Joy as she’s done a lot of awesome indies like The Witch and Thoroughbreds as well as more mainstream things like the BBC series The Miniaturist and major films like split. They’ve both definitely influenced me on choosing projects and bringing different traits to characters.
What’s been your favorite role to play?
I love playing the mean character and that’s what I was often typecasted as in theatre. They’ve always got so much going on and such good motives, which makes them really fun to play.
Are there any acting projects in the works you can tell us about?
I’m in the process of becoming attached to a really cool American voice over project and I’ll be training with the National youth Theatre in a few weeks. Other than that I can’t say much about what else I’ve got going on but it’s all very exciting!
What’s an average day like for you?
Days can be so different that there’s not really an average one! I could be in Soho for an audition, recording audio books,on set somewhere or at a class or workshop. There’s a lot of script learning, email replying and self tape filming that goes on! If I have nothing on that day than I love to take a yoga class in the morning, and go to the cinema later on in the day.
What are your friends and parents thoughts on your career in acting?
My parents have always been so supportive and have helped me with all aspects of acting, helping me learn lines, waiting for me in cafes during auditions and driving me to sets and fittings; just being there for me in whatever way they can. My friends are the best and understand when I sometimes have to cancel plans last minute!
Overall, how has this whole acting experience been for you?
It’s been a lot harder than expected but I’ve also enjoyed the acting experience so much more than I thought. Working is the really fun part, it’s when you’re not working or waiting back to hear from an audition that’s hard. Everything is so unpredictable and you often get called in to audition or to film when you book something fun like a holiday which can suck!
Do you have any advice for anyone trying to make it as an actor?
I would definitely say to get yourself out there as much as possible. Go to any industry events, join youth theatres, practise filming scenes and self tapes and take classes whenever you can.
Do you have any talents other than acting?
I love to sketch and to speak french. I also love photography.
What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Excited, determined, a bit stressed, happy and anxious.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
I’ve had the chance to offer personal advice to aspiring actors recently particularly on Instagram and I’d love to help anyone else that I can! If you have any more questions then I’d be happy to answer them on Instagram or StarsQA!