Elizabeth is an intelligent and thoughtful nineteen-year-old. She knows about time management, achieving goals, and discovering what inspires her. All at such a tender age.
Elizabeth was a swimmer in high school.
“I qualified to go states every year from aged 13, which is the first year that you can go, and did that up until I was about 16. I made some of my best friends through swimming and it taught me good time management and discipline.”
At 16, all roads lead outward and it can be hard to know which way to go.
“You’re very much a teenager, bordering on being an adult, and you have a lot of decisions to make. Then you get internal conflict because you’re thinking, ‘Am I actually doing the right thing’.”
Elizabeth took a gap year before university at her parents’ encouragement, and worked at a local law firm in Toowoomba, to give her a taste of office life. After that, she looked in a different direction.
“I was looking at jobs online, and saw an ad for Agency 888. Acting is what I loved doing when I was little and I just thought, I don’t have anything to lose, I might as well give it a go.”
Agency 888 took her on.
“Acting feels like the right thing for me to be doing. That’s such a hard thing to describe, but you know when you just do something and you have no internal conflict about it. I know that I have so much to learn, and that I’m nowhere near ready to be the best that I can be, but every day, it’s something that I want to work towards, something that I wake up looking forward to doing”.
“I want to do Business as well, because I want to focus on Marketing. The way that society is going, I am essentially going to be my own product, and I need to be able to market that to the world.”
Elizabeth has been a background actor in independent film The Last Video Store, tv series Reef Break, and the feature film Brighton Miracle. She said the experience on set has been very civilised.
“Everyone that I spoke to, that I worked with and engaged with, they were so lovely. If I had questions they were so courteous and took the time to answer them for me.”
Elizabeth takes acting courses, undergraduate studies, and works part-time in a wine bar in Newstead. She’s a busy and inspired young woman.
“I’m about to finish Career Centre 1 course with 888 (which is 18 weeks condensed to 9 weeks). I’ve had so much fun with it. Everyone is so funny, and I’ve learnt a lot. I’m also doing the NIDA Studio Actor’s course. That runs for the whole year. I had to audition to get into that. There’s such a range of age and experience and yet we all work really well together. People really push their boundaries and that’s good to see.”
Elizabeth is clearly set to push her own boundaries, and we look forward to watching her grow.