Georgia T. Willow is a SAG-Aftra actress, whose recent credit includes a guest role on ABC’s drama, ‘For the People’. She has also made a guest appearance on Comedy Centrals ‘Another Period’ and MTV’s ‘Faking it’.
Her roles help to raise awareness of social injustices. In addition to this, she is able to build relationships with charities that help with the rescue and rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims.
We got to interview Georgia and ask her all about her career as an actress, her influences, and a bit of advice for any aspiring actors out there.
What was it that made you want to become an actress?
I went to preschool on the Paramount Pictures studio lot, so I grew up around sets and acting. I quickly fell in love with the energy that surrounds film and tv, so I asked to join an acting class, and the rest is history
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mama has been my number one inspiration for as long as I can remember, I got my work ethic and go after your dreams spirt all from her! Acting wise, I look up to Jameela Jamil because not only is she an amazing actress but she uses her platform to spread happiness and get rid of negativity!
What has been the most difficult role you have played?
I recently worked on two separate sex trafficking awareness films, and both of those roles are both the most challenging and my favorite roles I’ve played so far! To play such parts, you genuinely have to be as real as possible you have to be terrified and give yourself panic attacks and scream and cry, at least that’s what I did. I think out of respect for the men and women who go through this, and you have to portray their story as real as possible, so it brings more awareness. so, therefore, they have been my most difficult
What has been your favourite role?
As I said, those two roles are tied for favorite as well as challenging, that’s because you build a family on sets where you have to be so vulnerable, and that’s exactly what happened! Those two roles not only brought me closer to a group of people, but I got to feel incredibly proud that not only was I challenging myself as an actress, but I was genuinely making a difference!
If you could play any character, from any movie. Which character would you choose and why?
I’ve always been drawn to dramatic roles, and it’s hard to choose one dream role, but the first one that comes to mind is Ma in “room” initially played by Brie Larson. The ability to show the vulnerability and the strength of a person at its height is really beautiful to me, and Ma is a character that is vulnerable and scared all while having this strength.
Which actors/actresses would you love to work alongside on set?
There are so many I’d be honored to work with, so this is genuinely the first few that come to mind! I’ve always wanted to work with Nicole Kidman, Eddie Redmayne, Lily Collins, Natalie Portman, and Andrew Garfield, all of them, have truly inspired me in dramatic acting and I’d be honored to work alongside them!
What has been your greatest accomplishment as an actress?
Being able to not only make an audience feel something whether it be sadness, happiness, or anything in between but then have them want to make a difference and help change the world I consider my greatest accomplishment and the roles that have brought awareness to certain subjects are my favorite and most rewarding!
What can you tell us about your current projects?
I have two features and one short film in post-production currently! “Lost girls: Angie’s story” (feature) and “Milkshake Girls” (short) are both about sex trafficking and bringing awareness to an epidemic that exists in our country! Lastly, I have a lifetime movie called “The Missing Sister” in which I play Raven, The Missing Sister!
What advice would you give to aspiring actors/actresses?
I will provide you with the same advice my mama gave me, follow your heart if you truly love acting then go for it! There will be a lot of no’s but you gotta wait for that one, yes and if you’re happy with only one yes then you’re in this business for the right reasons so never give up!
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