#GIRLTALK with Actress Michelle DeFraites.

#GIRLTALK with Actress Michelle DeFraites.

 Photo by Brandon Showers

Photo by Brandon Showers

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. Life obstacles can weigh heavy on your mental and physical well-being. This industry is extremely competitive. Was there ever a time you felt discouraged or felt like giving up? How did you overcome that? What advice can you give to those who aspire to be in this industry?

It is amusing because right before booking this job I had a pretty dry year where I only booked one or two things. That was pretty rare for me. I was in my manager’s office, and I was hearing them talk about all these amazing things that their clients were booking. I just thought “Oh my goodness what’s happened?” I was getting discouraged. I was having all these thoughts that maybe this is not for me anymore, and then suddenly I had (The Quad) audition that week. I booked the role about a month later, and then my world just turned upside down since then. So it was hilarious that right before this job, I had my most negative feeling that it was time for me to move on. Right, when it gets the hardest and when you are about to give up is when the breakthrough is going to come. My biggest advice is whenever it gets hard to know that your breakthrough is right around the corner so just keep pushing.  Read the full interview here.

 Photo by Brandon Showers

Photo by Brandon Showers

"Having #GIRLTALK with Michelle was like a breath of fresh air. She is happy, inspiring, genuine, kind and full of life." -Shruti, SV's  Senior Editor.  See the full feature on our digital issue here.

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