11 Insights From Sera-Lys McArthur: Actress, Producer

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Sera-Lys McArthur and I had a wonderful conversation. Here are 11 Insights that we have carefully selected from our interview that you can, hopefully, draw inspiration from and use for your everyday life, no matter who you are, or what you do…

  1. That is one of the reasons why being an actor is so important to me because it’s what got me to accept my Indigenous heritage as something beautiful and special, because it wasn’t treated like that where I was from. 
  2. She was really choked up and said, “It’s not every day someone gives you a present that could save your life.” She sent him a bunch of swag from her fire department back to him in Scotland this year. It’s really nice that we created some real connections and there was a lot of community share from that experience. 
  3. I don’t really know how to explain it, but it makes me excited and I feel like I’m playing pretend. I think a lot of people like to do costumes or cosplay and go to events and I think it’s got this element of excitement and make-believe.
  4. I felt very cathartic watching it because it was like all that work you did, all those dark things you had to think about, created this beautiful scene. 
  5. I think that’s why some people don’t watch themselves because they get that self-conscious feeling and when you’re watching it your ego keeps spiking up, it takes a while to get used to that.
  6. … if you love it, then just keep on trying to do it. It takes a lot of gumption and drive and you do have successes but there’s a lot of rejection. As long as you’re ready for the long haul because not everybody turns into a star overnight. You have to truly want it, I think, in order to do it.
  7. I think it’s something about being ambitious about your career but not being too attached to the outcome. 
  8. The more you work, the more connections you make, the better you become, and you can’t really exchange experience for anything else.
  9. I think that it’s more of a journey of personal growth than a pinnacle point to hit. 
  10. I appreciate the producers because they did this top-down treatment of people, where you feel like you’re being acknowledged as part of the team. That genuinely helps with the overall morale of everybody working together and feeling cohesive.
  11. Communication is such a big thing and I’ve seen John, the way he interacts with actors and he had rehearsals, which not a lot of screen directors do.
Image shows Sera-Lys McArthur (left) with Wilma Petty (right) on the set of “Don’t Sat Its Name” January 2020
On set of thriller/horror “Don’t Say Its Name” with veteran actress, Wilma Petty, Alberta January, 2020

Link to Sera-Lys’s full interview from which these insights were taken:

Sera-Lys McArthur Actress, Producer: Outlander, Burden of Truth

Find Sera-Lys on:

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1708951/

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