Astronaut, singer, ballerina, and more—kids dream a lot about their future jobs and it is rare when someone actually pursues them, but Vivienne Edridge did. A 2014 graduate, Edridge is going after her dream of becoming an actress. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California and acting in independent films.
The latest project that Edridge has been a part of is an independent film called She Walks The Woods where she plays the lead role. She says working in the film industry is amazing and awful at the same time. She says it is definitely worth all the hard work because she loves acting but it is really challenging because it is not an industry someone can just get a job in. They have to put a lot of years in before they get where they want to be. When asked what she enjoys and what she doesn’t enjoy, Edridge said, “I enjoy everything about it. Even the things I hate, I still love. Things like having to fly to Atlanta or Albuquerque and back to LA in one day are so exhausting but I also love it because it keeps my life interesting. I like it because I never have the same day twice.:
Edridge says that she goes on one thousand auditions before she books the one, and that is pretty typical. As of now, she is making connections and trying to get her face and name known. Edridge has been involved with acting since she was nine. She has wanted to be an actress her whole life and started taking classes down in Denver; her career started from then. She unfortunately deals with anxiety, but she says that acting really distracts her from it.
The acting schedule is known to be very vigorous and Edridge describes her schedule as, “All over the place. I have classes and rehearsal multiple times a week and auditions usually pop up 1 or 2 days before. It gets difficult having agents in 2 other states and having to fly out last minute for auditions, so I pretty much just have to be ready for anything.”
Edridge says high school helped her gain the confidence and strength she needs to survive in a crazy industry. She had Brendan Gallagher for TV while she was at Fossil and says he deserves so much credit for that program. She had been acting for most of her life but he really showed her the other side of the camera and how everything works, which really helped her as an actor. She says he is also the reason she got a film studies degree in college.
Be sure to look out for Vivienne Edridge, as she hopes to be in bigger projects soon.