Because she knew that television and film were what she wanted to do long-term, she moved to Los Angeles a couple years ago to pursue her passion full time.
Brittany recently appeared on Fox’s Lucifer and can next be seen in Liberty Crossing and the MGM film Valley Girl (2018). Additional acting credits include American Horror Story, Let’s Just Be Friends (2017) and Fade Away (2016).
We had an opportunity to chat with Brittany about her latest projects. Check out the interview below.
Thank you for granting the interview, Brittany! You were discovered at a mall and that started your modeling career. Tell us about how you got discovered.
Of course! It was funny actually. I was with my mom at the Aventura mall when a scout came up to me and asked if I was repped by anybody. I’ve always been into acting but had never thought about modeling. I took her card and my mom drove me the following week to meet with them and the rest is history! I ended up signing with them and that’s where the modeling began!
You have always been a theater geek and were active in several school plays. Tell us which play and role was your favorite.
To say I’m a theater geek is an understatement… I think I listen to Les Mis at least twice a week! And I mean the entire soundtrack… not just a song or two. When I was a senior, I had the privilege of being cast as Kala, the adoptive mom in Tarzan. I got to perform You’ll be In My Arms at the BB&T Center which was definitely a highlight. My parents were so proud!
You have appeared on some of the hottest shows on television. Was it a challenge to break into acting?
It was definitely a challenge to break in. I didn’t get into acting by being discovered or anything like that, I had to work my way up from the bottom. I moved out here from South Florida not knowing anything about TV/Film acting or anyone. I had to learn the business, sharpen my acting abilities, and get rep from an agent and manager. It wasn’t easy… not knowing anyone or anything. But I worked hard and did what I needed to do and couldn’t be happier with my team and where I am now. It sounds clichéd but hard work and dedication really do pay off!
You’re a champion for several causes, such as PETA, the Polaris Project, and Black Lives Matter. You believe in equality for everyone. Why are these causes important to you?
I consider myself a very moral person. I genuinely can’t sleep at night if I don’t think that I’m a good person, and if I wouldn’t want something to happen to me, I have to fight for it to not happen to others. I became vegetarian and started supporting PETA when I was 13 after realizing what was going on. As far as the Polaris Project, we learned about human trafficking when I was in 9th grade — we had an assembly on it. I was pretty ignorant about it before then, but now that I’m aware, it’s not something I can just ignore. Black Lives Matter has gained popularity and momentum in the recent years and it’s something I latched onto immediately because there’s still such an issue with racism in today’s society and it truly needs to be addressed and discussed. Just because black people aren’t in the fields picking cotton anymore, doesn’t mean that they aren’t still targeted today, and that needs to stop. And if I’m able to be a part of the movement that will put an end to that, you can bet I’ll join.
What’s next for you?
Well, I will be shooting a role on Dear White People as well as a couple films coming up. I also graduate college this Fall, finally!!! I’m certainly excited to finish that, as well as to start this new chapter of acting in my life.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
Yes! I will be appearing as a guest star in the upcoming TV show Liberty Crossing as well as in the MGM feature film Valley Girl. They won’t be out until 2018, so there’s a little time but, when they come out, you better be there or be square. 😉
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