The beginning of this year I was doing just that, I had recently got out
of a very unhappy long relationship, which had held me back in
fulfilling my dreams I once had before.
I was running my own business in home security here in the UK for
many years, it had been very successful, and my family still continues
to work in this line of business today, but for me, finally being
single, I decided to take up acting classes in the evenings after I
closed my business for the day.
I studied acting in film and TV, I loved this so much and decided
this is what i wanted to pursue further, but it had become very
difficult juggling both my business which i ran by myself and being able
to go out to any potential castings etc...it would be impossible...
So I had to put that on hold for a little while.
In mid 2008 I went on a girlie holiday to L.A and was approached by
a manager/agency there, they then signed me to a semi exclusive contract
for at least a year...to join his books...a warning to people that I've
learned along the way is unfortunately be careful who you sign with, be
careful what spill "managers" etc will give you to maybe get you signed
I've learnt the hard way, but least i know now...how he promised this
and that., how he had investors involved with big budget films they were
to be filming end of last yr and i was promised this part and that part
in this film they'd be filming and all of that, I learned the hard way
because it had wasted a lot of time for me..
At that time I was stuck on my end not being able to go out to any
other castings in case I was told he needed me to fly out in few weeks
time for filming?
So I ended the contract this year and took a big decision as my lease
for my shop/business was coming up for renewal to either re-sign for a
further 5 yrs and stick at the business i was good at "the safe option"
or to get out, I chose to "get out" and take the chance, this leaving
the security of a guaranteed income.
I knew that I couldn't run my own business and be able to
travel or work away if needed...it was a gamble, but one i was willing
I signed up with a new manager in USA at World Entertainment Agency
in late 2009, so it is all still very new to me, but wow how different
this company is to the last I had been signed with.
They are extremely professional and I have since had interest from
I had been approached from a music producer who has worked with
groups like the Chemical Brothers to name one and he asked me to do
vocals to one of his new tracks he had done, I've since finished that,
and are in the very last stages of the video I'm in being filmed for
it...I'm being cast in a UK film for cinema, filming starts in November.
I have a photo shoots lined up in Miami at the end of October and
many little projects that are all coming together...all very exciting!
I'm feeling 2010 is going to be a great year for me, if it carries on
the way its going =0}...and then my story will be of a happy one to tell
, how not to sit back and let life pass you by, how only a few months
back i was stuck in my 9-5 job day in day out same thing...looking out
the window dreaming...wishing I was doing something else, wishing my
life was some what different, to now all these different opportunities
that are now coming my way, and I'm now free to be able to travel and
take on any new jobs that are offered to me...
"Angel went through a bumpy road but sometimes its better to have
that negative stuff out early than to have it come later in her career,
I believe that this experience will lead her to achieve greats things in
not only her career but in her life, " said Louis Velazquez host of The
UCW Radio Show