We had the good fortune of connecting with Erinn Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erinn, how do you think about risk?
I feel like if you don’t take risks, you’ll end up suffering from “what if’s”. One of the 1st major opportunities that I had in acting, I ended up having to quit my job, so that I could work on a project for 2 months. Not just any job, a really good one, working at a hospital which was indeed a risk. Even though I lived a life of uncertainty after that project, I wouldn’t have traded that experience for the world. I’m grateful that took that risk instead of staying in my comfort zone and having to ask myself “what if” later on in life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an actress and I can attribute that to God’s grace and the power of saying “yes”. When I found out that acting was what I wanted to do, I did everything I could to make that dream happen. I took acting classes, got headshots, looked for an agent, but most importantly, I said yes to any and every project I could. Whether it was in front of or behind the camera, I wanted to know how to do it in some capacity. Learning how to write a script, being a script supervisor, being an assistant director, being a production assistant, all made me a better actress. Saying “yes” early, has gotten me in a position to not give out my “yes” so easily now that I’m more established. Although my “big break” hasn’t come yet, I’m proud of the work I’ve done and the growth that has taken place career wise.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I have to be very honest, I’m not good with itineraries and I’m not big hanging out since I’m mostly an introvert, lol. I love to eat though and any place where there’s seafood is a happy place to me. I’m almost certain that me and my friend would hit all of the seafood spots in Atlanta. If I were to highlight a place though, I would make sure that we went to Urban Grind for some coffee and Slutty Vegan for some vegan burgers.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wanted to give credit to my prayer group Brethren of Atlanta for being a safe place and community to pray with me throughout my journey. Spiritually and relationally, I owe alot to them.
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