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EP 125: Allisha Pelletier: Business Owner Turned Actor/Producer

Season 1, Ep. 125

In this conversation, Allisha Pelletier shares her journey into the acting industry and the challenges she faced along the way. She discusses the emotional connection she experienced with fellow actors and the impact of typecasting on personal identity. She also talks about her decision to transition from a career in aesthetics to pursue acting full-time. She emphasizes the importance of community and networking in the industry and offers advice for those looking to change careers and enter the entertainment industry. We also discuss her career as a producer and writer, with Allisha sharing her favorite moments on set and the joy of having her family involved. She talks about the importance of making her parents proud and how she feels she is living out her mother's dream. Allisha also reflects on the pressure and gratitude she experiences in her career. She shares her upcoming projects and the challenges she faced in crowdfunding for 'The H-Word'. Finally, she encourages others to take control of their success and not let superficial factors hold them back.


Takeaways

  • The acting industry can be emotionally challenging, but finding a supportive community can make a significant difference.
  • Transitioning into a new career, such as acting, may require careful planning and a long-term strategy.
  • Combining business skills with acting can be beneficial in managing a successful career.
  • Building relationships and networking within the industry can open doors to new opportunities.
  • Feeling pressure and gratitude simultaneously is a common experience in pursuing a creative career.
  • Taking control of one's success involves being flexible and pursuing multiple avenues within the industry.


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