We had the good fortune of connecting with Belle Lundon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Belle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think there always risks involved with anything that we do. Just like choices…they can causea ripple effect that not only affect our lives but those connected to us as well. Sometimes the risks or choices we make arenot always agreeable to others or the most favorable choice. During my senior year of high school, I left all my friends and went to another learning institution that allowed a better chance for me to get into a conservatory for the performing arts. That school was the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. It gave me an idea of how a college conservatory could be. Making an even bigger risk. I moved to California to further pursue my passion. There, I started from square one with both building new relationships and being in an unfamiliar place. I believe taking those risks made me fearless. I have since,enjoyed flying to unknown places and discovering new cultures. I don’t have much fear meeting new people nor being in new environments either. The preivious experiences early on taught me how to adapt . However, it is imperative to know who you are. One risk I will never take is adapting my character to fit in with a crowd. There is only one me, and I prefer to give the world the strongest version of myself….and not allow others to bend or constrict my way of moving purposely in life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am excited about my new film coming out in the summer of 2021 called, The Other Side of Infinity. The film is depicts how people decide to live their final six hours on earth when they know the world is about to end. Getting that role took callback after callback, until it came down to the final chemistry read. Today, it’s no different for me when it comes to auditioning. This field is certainly not easy by any means. I think the simplest way to explain is in photography terms. Let’s say you have an interesting object to photograph, but the lighting is wrong or the photographer has an unsteady hand so the picture turns out blurry. Even though the object intended to be photographed is almost perfect, the desired outcome is not likely due to the uncooperative elements involved. Success really happens when all elements complement each other. I say all this because even through all the mishaps I’ve encountered, I am proud of my music and film as a body ofwork, because I remember the journey towards the final outcome. I have so much endurance because I’ve been running this race and refuse to slow down. Even if I tripped in the past or hated a certain turn of events that may have happened along the way, I keep going. I have worked too hard to turn backwards and not finish the race. Forme, the race will never really end until I retire. Of whichwill only happen when I am in the position to pass the paton to someone who is not far behind and knows how both treacherous and fulfilling this race can be.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Houston offers some of the best places to eat and some of the finest live entertainment. My favorite thing to do is to go to a local festival then eat some yummy, local eats at the food market. I would also bring them to the ferris wheel at the aquarium to over look the beautiful city. Then, take pictures at different murals in downtown Houston. We’d also gaze at the sunset while strolling along the love lock bridge. Lastly we woulddefinitelyhit up a few live band entertainment spots that include really good dinner. As far as the rest of the week, we’d spend timeat the zoo, museum, the waterwall, and the galleria mall. There’s always something to do in this city! But truth be told, I’m quite the homebody these days.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a shout out to my music coach Miss Cornelia. She is like a second mom to me. Miss Cornelia is a classically trained pianist & vocalist that has traveled all over the world. She is also a proud graduate of the The Juilliard School in New York. Notably, she is also responsible for my new found passion in opera singing. My Shoutout is dedicated to her.
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