‘Betsy English is a multifaceted young woman from London, UK. As a professional actress from the age of 10, Betsy’s career has already boasted so many amazing moments. From carrying a 26 episode comedy series as the lead actress, filling up one of the biggest arena’s in the North of England for her theatrical debut, to showcasing and performing her musical talents at world famous Wembley Stadium all whilst filming multiple movies, television and commercials. She has done it all and it doesn’t stop there. Betsy has a loyal social media following who follow her acting ventures and trend-setting fashion (she’s worked and created content for the fashion’s elite such as Vivienne Westwood, Diesel, Guess to name a few). Betsy is also an accomplished fashion designer and has two fashion labels under her belt. It’s safe to say she is a busy woman! And this year is about to get even more exciting for her as she’s in talks as the lead actress for a big Disney remake AND her film Sky Monster in which she plays lead character Cindy, is set to release across cinemas worldwide this September’.
Do EVERYTHING you think you’re good at
– Betsy English
1. Did you like acting since childhood?
I knew I wanted to be an actress from the age of 5! My first lead performance was playing Annie in Brighton’s Hay Market Theatre aged 7.
2. When did you decided that you want to become an actor?
I knew I wanted to take up acting professionally when I had a small role in Nicholas Cage’s Season of The Witch. I was 12 and it was my first time being on a major film set and I loved it.
3. How is your experience working in the industry so far?
Positive! I’m lucky to say that I haven’t had any negative experiences. Obviously this industry is hard and competitive. Getting a good role is like winning the lottery but it’s not impossible and I’m grateful I’ve had lots of amazing opportunities already at my young age.
4. Which role that you have played you like the most?
I loved my role of Daisy in the Tracey Ullman Show – simply because I was working alongside Tracey Ullman who is simply iconic and one of the best comedic actresses there’s ever been. I played her daughter and it was so inspiring watching her work. She is a method actress and doesn’t break whatever character she’s playing at all. It was fascinating. I also loved my role in Hulu’s Four Weddings because I played a character so far from who I am.
5. What message would you want to give to your fans?
First of all, thank you to anyone who’s inspired by what I do. Don’t ever listen to anyone who says you can’t do it all. Because you can. Do EVERYTHING you think you’re good at.
6. What, according to you, is the best part of your work?
The best part of my work is the feeling when you find out you have got the role. I put a lot of effort into my castings, it’s amazing when you know all your hard work has paid off. It’s a really exciting feeling.
7. Tell us about the toughest part of your work?
And why do you think it is tough for you? The toughest part of my work is rejection. Sometimes you really bond with a role you are auditioning for and then it goes to someone else..
8. The entertainment industry is said to be full of stress and pressure, what do you do to tackle the pressure that comes with your work?
It is. It’s true. Haha! I have convinced myself that our path is already mapped out. This makes me feel better as I know whatever happens is just part of the process and meant to be happening. No pressure.
9. So, you are a fashion designer as well, how can you manage doing both acting & fashion designing?
I have been fashion designing for years. I’m fast! I take great pride in multitasking. There’s always time to do something you love. I also drink a lot of coffee haha.
10. You told us that you worked and created content for the fashion’s elite such as Vivienne Westwood, Diesel… etc, how is working with them and how does that make you feel?
It’s very flattering when brands I’ve idolised want to work with me. I feel extremely lucky and the excitement never gets old! I’d love to work with Chanel one day. That’s my favourite brand of all time.
11. What according to you is a favorite part of being a fashion designer?
The initial stages of designing a collection is my favourite part. The world is your oyster – you can go in ANY direction when it’s your own brand and it’s so exciting. I also love the part when you see the first samples of the items you’ve designed. Seeing something you’ve sketched come to life is magical.
12. What skills according to you are necessary for a successful fashion designer?
To start with you need decent sketching skills to convey what you’re trying to design. This will get better with practise. The more you do it the better you get.
13. According to you, who is the most stylish celebrity?
Tough question! I love model Elsa Hosk’s simple yet chic style. Everything she wears is perfect.
14. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
Doing more movies and television! And hopefully with a fashion brand for babies!! I’ve always wanted to do that