HOME FOR A BREAK
GETTING the big break in Hollywood takes a lot of hard work and resilience.
Actor Melina Vidler (pictured) moved to Los Angeles last year after becoming the sweetheart of Australia.
Vidler, like thousands of young actors before her, hopes to follow in the footsteps in the Aussie success stories such as Chris Hemsworth, Margot
Robbie and Isla Fisher. In Australia for the AACTA awards this week, the blonde beauty said life in Hollywood could be mentally draining.
“It can be tough, and I am not going to lie I have had moments where I have questioned myself. There have been times in the past year when I have thought should I have a back-up plan,” she said.
“I remember Margot Robbie saying after Wolf Of Wall Street came out that everyone thought her career had happened overnight, but it took years and lots of hard work.”
Vidler said she had resisted falling into the industry circles, keeping a close group of friends around her from outside of Hollywood.
“I try to keep my personal and social life away from that West Hollywood industry scene which I think has helped me,” she said.
The young actor will spend time in Sydney and with her family in Brisbane during the holidays.