become numbed by her relentless schedule, uber-sexualised image and toxic relationship with her Mother/Manager. Exploring this character made me appreciate my relationship with my parents and how they keep me grounded. Unlike Noni, I didn’t grown up in the often dark and exploitative music industry. and even though I would have loved to have been a child star when I was 11, my mother insisted I stay at school to 18 to do my a-levels. and hollywood simply wasn’t accessible to me growing up in rural Oxfordshire! I was protected and in hindsight I’m thankful, because not only did it just make me more determined to hone my skills out of the spotlight and for fun, but I also know that transitioning from being a child actor to an adult actor can be challenging. I’m grateful to have down-toearth roots and an awareness of life outside of the entertainment industry. I think its important to travel and get perspective and I rely on my old friends to help me stay grounded. I am also learning to see time off as a gift and to fill up on life experiences and adventures. Otherwise acting all the time can leave you emotionally depleted and you have nothing interesting to give to the next project. I like to do yoga and spend time in
nature when I can as that just makes any perceived “pressure” of the entertainment industry seem so very trivial… Perspective is key!