(photos by Jeffrey Tomas)
1. I know you, but some people mayd not.
So could you please introduce yourself to the world?
"Hi, my name is Gracie Lacey."
2. What was your first job in the entertainment industry?
Also, what did you do before that?
"My first offical industry job was for a music video for Bob Sinclair.
I always loved performing/ grew up in the theatre."
3. Did you study acting before getting into the industry?
"I went to art school, in high school, dropped out freshman year
and did a ton of theater while I taught myself, I now take consistent acting classes
and am always trying to better my craft."
4. If you could work with anyone you'd want,
who would that person be and why?
"I would work with Tom Hanks, or Helen Bohem Carter, Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Steven Spielberg, Jordan Peel. All on my list! Reese Witherspoon is doing great things for women in film, Tom Hanks is a pure treasure and I would love to see his process same with Helen and Steven and Jordan are fantastic directors and writers and I would love to be apart of anything they do. I admire Octavia’s ability and Viola's on spot deep profound commitment, the list just goes on and on honestly."
5. What does a normal day in your life looks like?
"I get up work out, meditate, sit in a mini steam room, yoga, make an açaí bowl, go over lines/ self submit or answer emails after that it’s whatever I have on calendar for the day."
6. Where is your favorite place to be and why?
"My fave place to be is in the ocean in Hawaii or in my pool on a hot day floating free."
7. If you could, what would be the one advice
you would want to give to your younger self?
"I would have told myself to just keep breathing and not get so wrapped up in extreme emotions. Just stay stable and that’s how clarity will come, but that’s so difficult because I am so grateful for having those extremes because they have given more depth to my ability, when I was younger I probably wouldn’t have been able to take my own advice or known how to honestly, haha."
8. What is one of the best advice that you've got?
"Best advice, just keep breathing,
I’m always learning lessons and that’s just reinforced everyday."
9. What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
"Biggest accomplishment: how far I’ve come with my mental health!
Learning to celebrate all my successes fully and see meaning in the path I’m on."
10. If you could book any role in the next years to come,
what would that dream role be?
"If I could book any role wow uhm that’s so hard!
What ever God has in store I’m open for,
I would love a dope superhero role in marvel franchise or DC."
11. Is there anything you can disclose about any new project?
"I’m out auditioning a ton and feel some more bookings about to happen.
I have a feature film that I lead currently in post production!
We are hoping Netflix it goes to but it my do the film festival circuit first."
12. What is the best part about life on set?
"The best feeling on set is the feeling that you are doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing in this life. I can hardly explain it it’s so powerful, to be in a character capturing them and diving in for a short period of time and then going back to the hecticNess of set up and lighting and camera it’s just all so incredible, the team effort and creativity that goes in never ceases to amaze me. I always learn so much on any set!"
13. In the end, is there anything you'd like to say to the people who support you?
"I honestly wouldn’t have made it this far without friends and family and social media. I’m a fighter and will keep going no matter what, but people that I’ve connected with through these platforms make an impact, the support really means so much to me and lifts me on dark days. We are all connected and grown kids just trying to do the best we can. I have a bleeding heart for this world and the people in it."
Gracie Lacey is an actress known for her work on projects as Alienated, The Guardian & Virtually Yours.
Follow her on instagram: @thegracielacey :)