1. What are the projects that you are currently working on?
I’m currently waiting to hear about a season two of Ride, which would be great as many fans are hoping for it! I have a couple of things I’m waiting on but at the moment I’m really working on my singing, I’ve been recording recently but its still early stages!
2. Please tell us what do you feel is the biggest achievement?
I feel very lucky to have worked on some great projects with some great people, so for me these are great achievements, although I would say my biggest achievement so far is winning the Rising Star award at last years London Short Film Festival
3. Besides acting, what are you passionate about?
I’m really passionate about healthy living, I gym everyday as I feel this is good for not only the body but the mind too!
4. How do you prepare for a role?
For me I try and look at what has shaped the character in their past, I look for reasons as to why they behave the way they do, basically the more you know about them the better you can play them. This means when I’m filming it needs to be second nature to respond to a situation the way my character would and not the way I would.
5. Tell us about your role in the show, ‘’ Ride’’?
I play Elaine, who is a slightly misunderstood but focused young girl, she can come across a little harsh but she means well. She won't let anyone get in the way of her dreams! I think she's awesome!
6. Why and when did you decide to pursue your acting career?
I have always loved performing, I've been dancing since the age of 3, I loved putting on plays with my friends so it was really something I've always wanted to do. I started though by doing stills, so modeling when I was 9 which progressed to TV commercial and on to short films and I guess from there it was a natural progression to where I am today.
7. If you could travel the world with anyone whom would you take?
Definitely my dogs! They never judge me and are great listeners!
8. Please tell us what do you feel is the biggest challenge in your acting career?
I think my biggest challenge is booking a role, there are so many talented actresses of my age, or my playing age so competition is fierce.
9. As a teen actress, how do you strike the balance between schoolwork and your career?
I am super lucky my parents are so supportive, so when getting that balance got tough they took me out of the school system and taught me for home, which meant i could shoot during the day and do school work in the evening, having said that i have successful friends who continued at school, I think its just learning not to prioritize one over the other, as they are both equally important!
10. If you were not a teen actress, what would you be up to now?
That’s a tough one because its all I’ve wanted to do! I do really love makeup though, so maybe if i couldn’t work in front of the camera then id love to do hair and makeup on set.
11. How can your fans interact with you online? And what's your fan mail address?
I use Instagram and Snapchat the most, I always try and answer as many messages as possible! I also have Twitter, which I’m trying to use more often! My Instagram is alanaboden and my snapchat is the same! My twitter is alana_boden.
Favorite Music: I don’t have any favourite music, I think what i listen to really depends on my mood!
Favorite Sports: Hockey
Travel Destination: Bali
Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead or Scream
13. At final, what do you want to say to those who wish to pursue their acting careers?
Go for it! It’s a lot of hard work and rejection but the highs are definitely worth the lows, for me, being in front of the camera is the best feeling in the world!
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