The young creatives on our radar now are an inspiring mix of women determined to explore and enjoy their art. CLAIRE O’MAHONY meets these future makers.
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AMY SHIELS, ACTRESS
The reboot of 1990s cult show, Twin Peaks (mark it in the diary: May 22, Sky Atlantic) is one of the most anticipated television events of the year. We know that much of the old cast is returning, joined by some new faces such as Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried, but there’s a lot of mystery surrounding it. Ask Amy, who joins the stellar cast, if she is being pressurised to reveal some show secrets, and she jokes, “Friends, family, press, dogs, squirrels…
“I’ve even asked other cast members about their storylines, and they can’t tell me. We are all in this intrigue together!” The 26-year-old actress, whose CV includes Love/Hate, Casualty, Veronica Guerin and the voice of Lunafreya in the computer game Final Fantasy XV, is now based full time in LA, and occasionally NYC. “LA lends an energy of positivity and legitimate possibility that anything can happen if you are willing to work hard enough for it,” she says. “There’s a constant visual juxtaposition of success and failure all around you – one or both of those things are going to motivate most people.”
“I like to look to success and focus on the things. I want to achieve as opposed to fearing the worst.”
This article originally appeared in the March issue of IMAGE magazine in our Women To Watch series. Check out more young creatives on our radar in the current issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.