The Acting Podcast

Ep. 27: Not Just An Actor: Making Your Own Box

Show Notes

Risa and Steve sit down with an incredible group of successful multi-hyphenates- Milena Govich, Will McCormack, Grasie Mercedes, and Brea Grant- all of whom started their journeys as actors and have since grown into other roles in the Industry, making names for themselves as writers, directors, producers, and showrunners. Together they discuss their unique paths, and how they’ve found empowerment and fulfillment by stretching themselves in multiple areas of their careers, acquiring agency to expand their artistic lives in the process. P.S. And it’s made them stronger, freer actors.

“One of the reasons I have so much fun in these meetings now is because people really want to know who I am, and why I’m the one telling this story, or why I’m the person they should hire on their TV show. So often as an actor, you come into an audition, and the only time you have in the room is with someone else’s words. I have found great joy in booking work as a director and promoting my own work because it’s about who I am as a person, and who I am as an artist. I’m hired for my brain much more than I ever was as an actor.”

- Milena Govich

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Guests & Resources:

Credits:

Milena Govich:  IMDb, Instagram, Twitter

Will McCormack:  IMDb, Instagram

Grasie Mercedes:  IMDb, Instagram, Not (Blank) Enough podcast

Brea Grant:  IMDb, Official Site, Instagram

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Producer:
Erin McIntosh
Tech + Design:
Andy Abelow
Music:
Sam Dewees + Andy Abelow
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