Bright lights beckon Claire Scott

May 23, 2011 | Press Room

Original article at Cumberland Courier Newspapers

Claire Scott has moved from the Blue Mountains to LA to pursue an acting career.

A former Blue Mountains resident has left Sydney for the film sets and flashing lights of Hollywood.

Actress Claire Scott, 24, recently moved to Los Angeles to establish herself at the mecca of popular cinema.

The former Springwood High School student was cast for a lead role in Brian Brightly’s crime thriller Truth or Dare.

“Acting is my love, my passion, my hobby and I’m now lucky enough to call it my job,” Scott said from LA.

“So 90 per cent of my world is eating, sleeping, breathing that world – and I’m loving it.”

Scott is still a Sydney resident but since landing the part in Truth or Dare – with filming already under way – she has started the working visa application process.

She would settle in LA permanently once that was finalised, she said.

“My ambitions for the US have all of a sudden become a reality,” Scott said.

“Quite simply, I just can’t wait to work … I want to be surrounded by people who share the same perspective which is just far more prevalent in Hollywood, as it is it’s own little acting hub. I feel so lucky, and still find it hard to believe, (that) someone actually wants to pay me to do what I love.

“So the goal is that I would like to continue making films in the US – oh, and work with Meryl Streep.”

Scott’s credentials include playing Tania in Packed to the Rafters and Ruby in Australian feature film 33 Postcards. It also stars Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan and will be released later this year.

Scott’s acting career started after moving to the Blue Mountains at the age of nine.

“It was actually the teachers there (at Springwood High) that started my love for this crazy world,” she said. “Being believed in and cast in the school’s theatre company productions over my years there, I couldn’t be more grateful for they nurtured my talent and love for the arts.”

After finishing school Scott studied at Screenwise, a film and television school in Sydney.

“My career is taking off and I just want to take in every moment,” she added.

Image courtesy of Cumberland Courier Newspapers

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