1- Hello Sarah, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I am an actress, singer and model based out of Switzerland and now living in New York City. I went to Law School in Switzerland and earned a Master Degree in Law. I then attended NYFA (New York Film Academy), where I graduated with honors in acting. I was working under the tutelage and the strong eye of Emmy Award Winner Blanche Baker.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
I don’t have a specific focus, but I do try to pinpoint my weaknesses. I believe that as an actor or artist, in general you need to constantly grow and enhance your skills while fixing your imperfections as you go. You need to be able to slip into any character, becoming the soul of that person through constant rehearsal and practice. The key is to observe people’s behavior without getting caught – of course this is something I am definitely guilty of doing. Every person has something to offer. Take the best of those qualities and create your own master list.
3- How do you describe your first days, as an actor, in few words?
I was already acting from the time that I was a little girl. Since I didn’t have a fortunate childhood like most of my friends that grew up in functional households – either spoiled by their parents or had easier paths to success- this allowed me to see the difference with my own life. My parents raised me differently and they taught me to see the difference between black and white and in-between. I had to use my imagination to fill in the void for things I couldn’t have or afford. I recall at the age of seven, standing on stage before more than 700 people. When you are young, you don’t share the same fears that we take in as adults. Now that I look back, that moment had to be more impressive for my parents.
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
Being able to act and speak in multi-language roles has allowed be to be more flexible, have singing chops and my constant study and understanding of people through my extensive travels around the world has allowed me to unwrap those experiences on any platform.
5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your career?
I also studied digital photography and I am very artistic behind the camera as well. My photos tend to reach more people, because of the way social media has transformed photography. It takes two seconds to embrace a photo, whereas films, moving images or music take a bit more time and focus. Trying to get someone to sit down and to do anything these days has become more elusive than ever. I try to ride the wave depending on how I feel at the moment and I embrace the fact that I have never lost the love of things to create. Being blessed to sing, act, model and become my own brand is the freedom I’d like to continue solidifying.
6- The Entertainment industry is very changing, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I am in the prime of my life and anything could happen at any moment. So, I work hard while I wait for that chance. My definite goal is to conquer people’s hearts and become a role model for the younger generation who would like to live their dreams as I do. In the next five years, the goal is to have more control of what I create and not to be working under someone who could reroute those ideas. In my latter years, my end game will ultimately be public service.
7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on films?
The length of a shoot – a lot of people don’t realize how much work and time it takes to nail one scene. Apart from the preparation each actor has to undergo before they are actually on set, a shooting day can go on for 15 hours or more. I totally understand why and the project will reflect those efforts. I personally love the process. Another challenge is handling unprofessionalism. It’s very difficult sometimes to bring your A-game to a B-movie. I prepare for all my roles as if they were my last and sometimes you expect the same. Most artists will encounter that on their way up.
8- What are you most excited about at the moment?
Right now, I am writing and producing with the people that I love who share the same end goals as I do. The best work comes out of people working without the restraints of money, pride and personal differences. I’ve been working on a script that will land me the attention my talents deserve. I just totally believe in what I am doing. I have a great writing team with the good folks at Milliframe in NYC. We are also working on my debut album, which I am stoked on completing. The love for creating is always evolving and completing those ideas drives me and my happiness to continue.
9- What advice do you have for youth who want to start a new adventure pursuing their dream?
Stay busy, organize and remain consistent. You also have to be a bit selfish and when you get to a place of comfort in your career, those people will understand. Cut the negativity out and try to surround yourself with positive people who have the same mindset, vibe and spirit. Remember – life is an adventure and no quiet sea ever made skillful sailors.
10- Any last Words or final thoughts?
I would like to thank you for the time and support. My final thoughts will come on my final day. For now – it’s go time; time to make dreams come true! For the people that would like to know more about me – check me out: www.sarahjbosch.com.