21 May: Talented, creative Australian expats

Georgina Haig / Actor

Los Angeles

Georgina Haig has made a name for herself in Australia via a string of quality roles in UnderbellyThe Elephant PrincessWasted on the Young and Crawl. But it’s taken a couple of stints in Los Angeles to spark Haig’s international career.

“The first time I went to LA was for five weeks to get representation. My trajectory was to be working in Australia and overseas, so it made sense to go and do that. I eventually signed with a boutique agency and they put me up for The Amazing Spider-Man and a bunch of other auditions. I ended up testing for Spider-Man, which was an awesome experience.

Second time around, I went for three months and did pilot season – it’s the time of year when all the networks are casting hundreds of pilots. There are so many auditions everyday, and the whole thing’s a bit of a gamble. It was on that trip that I met Akiva Goldsman, one of the executive producers on [sci-fi TV series]Fringe, and that eventually led to me getting a call in Australia for a role in the show and going to Vancouver to work – I’m now due back there in July.

My first impression of LA was extreme emotions. I had a car accident on my first day. My friend was driving and this guy hit us from behind – another Australian! So it was: ‘This place is so intense and so huge. How do so many people love it?’ But you just need to give yourself that time to adjust to the culture shock. And after a few weeks you start to get into it and the great things the city has, and there’s a great feeling in LA.

It changed my creative outlook because you’re taken seriously there. Everyone has time for that first meeting. You might only have one chance, but you have a chance. It’s a welcoming environment: often people who have succeeded in LA have come from not much. Therefore, there’s a generosity there. The city pushes you to work quickly and work in more accents and work in a broader range of characters, and all of that. Yeah, it’s definitely changed the way I think about acting.”


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