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Rising Star Lauren Scott: “Be kind to yourself! You want to be able to do your work to the best of your ability when you do have it and not run yourself into the ground”

Be kind to yourself! This industry can be rough but you want to be able to do your work to the best of your ability when you do have it and not run yourself into the ground too much. Take a day off if you’re sick or have to recover in between gigs. I had the […]


Be kind to yourself! This industry can be rough but you want to be able to do your work to the best of your ability when you do have it and not run yourself into the ground too much. Take a day off if you’re sick or have to recover in between gigs.


I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Scott who works full time in the entertainment industry as a production coordinator, model, voice over artist and interview/radio host. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, staffing events and volunteering for causes she’s passionate about.


Thank you so much for joining us Lauren! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Thank you for having me!

I grew up really close to my family. We’d do a lot of things together but movie nights were always my favorite as a kid. Later on in my high school years I grew to appreciate the art of storytelling and literature more and I even went on to self-publish my first book before I graduated high school. Eventually, I decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry since it was something I was really passionate about.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

I’m currently working as a production coordinator for an indie film called “The Connection” which is in pre-production right. I’ve read the script and I’m really excited to be a part of the project. I can’t say much else at this time about other projects!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Be kind to yourself! This industry can be rough but you want to be able to do your work to the best of your ability when you do have it and not run yourself into the ground too much. Take a day off if you’re sick or have to recover in between gigs.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I’ve always been a strong advocate for mental health awareness. There’s still such a real stigma around it and I know so many people who are close to me that struggle, often silently. I still have a pretty small following on my social media but as I grow in my career I hope to inspire people to talk more openly about it and be an advocate for change.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

  1. Be yourself! I’m not a believer of the whole “fake it til you make it”. People can easily tell when you’re lying. It’s great to be able to be yourself and plus you want people to hire you for who you are. Always best to be honest.
  2. Beware of scams! There are unfortunately a lot of scams in Hollywood. I’ve thankfully never fallen for them but I’ve definitely gotten my fair share of spammy emails before and even gone to a few “interviews” with some sketchy people. If they’re asking for money, or it’s too good to be true it’s usually a scam. Be careful.
  3. It’s not easy but you CAN do it! I have so many people reach out to me for advice about getting into this industry. I’m not going to lie and say it was easy for me because it wasn’t and I struggled but look where I am now! If you work hard enough and long enough you’ll eventually get there! Don’t give up!
  4. Networking is important in any industry and the same goes for entertainment. Don’t be afraid to go out and meet people! Expand your social circles, use LinkedIn, reach out to your colleagues and people in your current circle about job opportunities, etc. When people ask where you eventually want to be and what your goals are, be honest.
  5. It’s okay to have setbacks and failures! It’s how we learn.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

“Acting is really about having the courage to fail.” Adam Driver

I’m never in front of the camera that much but take out the “acting” part and I feel this applies to the entertainment industry as a whole too, at least for me. It’s a competitive world and there’s a lot of rejection but I don’t take it personally. It motivates me to improve and work harder and become a better version of myself.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

My parents for their tough love and always pushing me and encouraging me to be the best person I can be. I’m also really grateful for the handful of strong women mentors I have in this industry that I can turn to for advice and encouragement ( and occasionally for a job reference ☺ )

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂

Either Kathleen Kennedy or Brie Larson. I admire them both so much for the positive example they set for women around the world and they’ve both been a huge inspiration to me in my entertainment career.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

You can find and follow me on Instagram 🡪 @freedomnotfate

Thank you so much for joining us. This was very inspirational!

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