Horror Actress: Grace Patterson
How did you get in to the horror industry?
Growing up horror films were my favorite! So when I started acting I was super interested in getting into some horror films. I auditioned for Sylance and got the part on the spot. That was my first experience on a horror film set.
What’s been the toughest role you had to do? And what made it tough?
The hardest role I have had to do was probably Batgirl in a wonder women pilot I did. She was tough to portray because I couldn’t create my character from scratch since she has been around for a long time. I had to study, read comic books, and practice for months in advance.
How do you usually prepare for a character?
I prep for a character by doing my backstory, finding out exactly who the character is, what makes them that way, and then I score the script. What is the character really saying and trying to get from the scene? I put a lot of prep into my characters.
What is your biggest pet peeve about the film industry?
My biggest pet peeve of the industry is un-professionalism. This is a business and it should be treated like one. Stay professional at all times!
What are you up to next?
Up next I have a six flags commercial coming out and a short film Pressure! After that I am shooting SNOW and continuing to audition and train! I’m hoping my summer will be completely booked!
How can people contact you?
You can contact me through my website www.gracevictoriapatterson.com or through my agents core talent and dynamic talent! :)
“With an infectious smile and the charisma to go with it, Grace Victoria Patterson has quickly garnered respect among the filmmaker community and established herself as a name to watch out for.
Described by one producer as “beautiful inside and out,” Grace adores her work as an actor. “There’s no greater buzz than taking on the character of another person,” Grace told a reporter at the film premiere of FAITH in February, 2013 (in which she played a leading role).
Grace caught the acting bug at 10 years old after being cast in a school theater production. She subsequently trained with the Children’s Theater of Dallas appearing in several stage productions before developing what would later become a passion for on-screen acting. In 2010, Grace was cast in the UTA production, UNLOVED, in which she played an emotionally-challenged foster child and has since appeared in several independent films including the feature film, SYLANCE.
Grace is committed to her development as an actor and is currently a student of the renowned acting coach Catherine Hartt with whom she studies acting for film and television on an on-going basis. “When I’m not actively working, I’m actively training. I want to fulfill my potential and become the best actor I can,” she said.
Grace is also an accomplished dancer (including jazz, ballet and hip hop) making her a true double threat.
Grace’s skills, her on-going commitment to her craft together with her on-set experience make her a risk-free choice for any casting director.”
Bio courtesy of GraceVictoriaPatterson.com