Interview with Megan Elizabeth Wright “Nina” From How to Rock (@mewright27)
We recently got the chance to speak with Megan Elizabeth Wright from How to Rock. She told us about what it was like getting to work with the cast and crew, her favorite television show, fashion must have and more. Make sure to check out the interview and keep posted on what Megan is working on next. Check out the interview below!
1. How did you get started in acting?
I must say, sometimes I hate saying I love being the center of attention, but hey… it’s true. I started doing my proper training my ninth grade year when I started attending an acting academy in New Orleans. My parents have always been very supportive in every decision I make, but obviously I have to put work into it. I got a job and did everything I could to attend.
2. What was it like working on How to Rock?
How To Rock was a blast! It was my very first booking, which meant it was my very first time being on set for something. I would say I was nervous, but truthfully, I wasn’t. I was more excited than anything.
3. What was it like working with the cast?
The cast of How To Rock was so sweet. Every one of them made me feel welcomed to be there. Actually after working with them that day they invited me to come eat with them which was really cool. They also invited me that weekend to come over and hangout. All around, they were a really awesome and fun cast to be with! Every once and awhile I run into some of the cast members and we catch up and chat for a bit.
4. What was your reaction when you found out you received the part?
My manager actually called me and played a little joke. I thought she was about to tell me I didn’t book it, but she turned it around to tell me I did. I was overly excited! For a few minutes I was speechless and kinda wanted to scream at the top of my lungs for excitement, but I was in the car… so not a good idea.
5. When auditioning what is the process like?
Before I go into an audition, I like to get in this “zone.” If the role is for a more serious character I listen to a soundtrack from a movie called Friday Night Lights. But, if its for a character who is happy and outgoing then I just turn on some pop music and jam away.
6. What was your first project?
How To Rock was actually my very first project. It was my 3rd audition and I booked it! I actually didn’t end up getting a callback on it, which was like… whoa. I am more than thankful for being a part of that show.
7. What has been the best piece of advice you received?
The best piece of advice overall has been to keep my head up and do what makes me happy. In this business, you get told “no” more than anything. Honestly, you have to just keep your head high and remember what your happiness is. Because at the end of the day, if I’m not having fun and loving what I do, then that is a sign telling me its time to pack my bags and go home.
8. Do you have any upcoming projects?
Currently I’m just auditioning and taking classes. But, you never know what’s right around the corner!
9. Who are your inspirations?
My parents would have to be my inspiration. They have taught be to strive to do what I love and never back down. They are my number one fans.
10. What are your favorite songs?
It’s actually very hard for me to narrow down what would be my all time favorite because I like so many, but since I should probably choose… my favorite song would have to be Just A Fool by Christina Aguilera or If I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars.
11. What are your favorite television shows?
I absolutely LOVE Pretty Little Liars. It’s such a great show. If I could be on it, that would just be amazing! I also really like the show called Perception with Eric McCormack. He is such a brilliant actor and brings so much to the plate.
12. Who are your favorite actresses/actors?
My all time favorite actor has to be Tom Hanks. Something about him just makes me smile. I really fell in love with his acting in the movie called Forrest Gump, which is actually my favorite movie. My favorite actress would have to be Emma Stone or Anne Hathaway right now. Emma Stone is just hilarious and makes me love her more and more every time I watch her, and Anne Hathaway is just phenomenal. She is just so captivating and real with everything she does.
13. What do you like to do when you are not working?
I really enjoy drawing and doing arts & crafts. I swear I’m such a little kid. I still like to get the kiddy menus just to color and draw on the paper at restaurants. I also really enjoy doing my nails, listening to music, and taking a nice jog outside on a nice breezy, sunny day.
14. What is your must have style accessory?
Good question actually. There really isn’t any particular accessory I must have. I’m very odd in the way I dress and how I put things together. I don’t think this really counts as accessorizing, but I don’t like walking out of the house without my nails painted or having designs on them. Like I mentioned, I enjoy doing my nails, nail art is something I’ve learned to pick up on. I’ve become pretty pro at it and now I can do my right hand without messing up!
15. Who are your favorite designers?
I’m honestly just your regular girl, I don’t really wear named brand designer clothes. Now if I was asked who I would want to wear, that’d be a different story. I would love to wear Christian Dior or Marc Jacobson on the Red Carpet. My everyday wear is from Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, or H&M.
16. Do you have a goal or anything you want to accomplish in 2013?
I really want to book a featured film or something this year! I’m just craving to break through. I know it comes with time, which I am very patient, but that feeling of being on set and doing what I love is something I can’t describe.
17. Do you have anything you want to say to your fans who have been supporting you?
I just want to thank everyone who has been supporting me through this journey. You truly are the best!
18. Do you have any social network accounts where your fans can stay connected with you?
I do! I have Twitter and an Instagram. My username is the same for both so it’ll be easy to find me. Its @mewright27