Laura Ault talks ‘About My Father’ and the digital age

Laura Ault. Photo credit: Tommy Chung

Actress Laura Ault talked about being a part of ‘About My Father’ and the digital age.

‘About My Father’

When she appeared in the film, she said: “I was thrilled to be cast in the film and when I realized I was doing a scene with the legend that is Robert De Niro, I remember thinking ‘no, this can’t actually happen. to me.”

“Luckily it turned out to be real, my role wasn’t cut and I had an experience that not every actor can say they’ve had. I have to fulfill my dream. They say “never meet your heroes”, but he is definitely the exception; he was incredibly kind, going out of his way to greet me and compliment my work. It was a day I will truly never forget,” she said.

Ault opened up about working with Robert De Niro. “As I mentioned, De Niro was amazingly kind and someone I’d really like to work with again in a much bigger role,” she said.

She continued, “Vince Vaughn is also my favorite actor. I love his humor and sarcasm and I really wanted to meet him, but unfortunately our paths never crossed on screen.”

“Of course I saw him on and off the set but I didn’t want to bother him so I kept my distance. “I got to do a scene with Alex Moffat from SNL, which was a dream come true because I’ve always wanted to be on that show since I was a kid,” she said.

“It gave me a glimpse of what the experience would be like, if only for a moment. And that moment was beautiful,” she added.

Motivation as an actress and performer

On her daily motivations as an actress and performer, she said, “As most people know, an actor doesn’t necessarily have to act every day. Auditions come in waves and sometimes it’s slow and sometimes I feel overwhelmed because I have two jobs I want to book at the same time. So in the midst of the hustle and the occasional dry spell, I find a few motivations that keep me going day in and day out.”

She continued: “The number one motivator is without a doubt my two daughters. I’m a single mom chasing a dream in an unpredictable industry, and even though there are many times when I think what I’m trying to do is just crazy and/or delusional, my girls fully believe in me and won’t let me quit even if At this point I wanted.”

“I want to show them that regardless of life’s curves or interrupted schedules, they can still choose a path that fulfills them. They see me persistently pursuing my dreams, and I hope it inspires them to move through their own lives with the same determination. Another motivation in my life is that I just know I’m supposed to do it,” she elaborated.

“As long as I show up every day, maintain discipline, stay fit and hone my skills, I’m sure I’ll continue to get opportunities to perform and make a positive impact on this world,” she added.

The digital age

On being an actress in the digital age, she said, “I have mixed feelings about it. I have to say, I love the audition aspect of my own tape much more than the in-person auditions.”

She continued: “I don’t miss dealing with traffic, being nervous in the waiting room, being distracted by 50 other women who look like me mumbling lines over and over again, just to go into the audition room and read for three minutes and come out wondering what just happened.” ”

“Now I work on stage at home or in the studio, have a coach read me, watch my footage and submit my best work. I love it! I think streaming media is also a blessing in that it gives actors a lot more opportunities to get work,” she said.

“Just think about it, 20 years ago actors had far fewer shows and films to even audition for… Nowadays the opportunities are endless! Sure, there are​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​downsides​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​With downsides, of AI taking jobs and lower salaries for streaming royalties, but I will remain positive and hopeful about the industry,” she added.

Plans for the future

On her future plans, she replied: “Of course to become an icon. But if I don’t end up being the next big superstar, I’ll be content to keep the lights on and support my family doing what I love. My ultimate goal? I want to create something we haven’t seen before, tell a story that begs to be heard, and hopefully touch someone’s life and make their path on this planet a little brighter.”

The dream of acting partners

Ault listed the following actors as her dream co-stars: Kristen Wiig, Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Cillian Murphy, Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth.

“I could go on. There are too many to list,” she listed.


She cited the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson for her definition of success: “Laugh often and much: to gain the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to gain the appreciation of honest critics, and to endure the treachery of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a little better, whether with a healthy child, a garden, or a redeemed social status; knowing that even one life breathed easier because you lived. This was supposed to work.”

Final Thoughts on ‘About My Father’

She remarked of “About My Father,” “I know I sound like Vin Diesel from the Fast and the Furious franchise when I say this, but… it’s all about family. It’s about staying with the people who know you best and love you in the most heartfelt way.”

To learn more about Laura Ault, check out her official IMDb page, official homepageand follow her Instagram.

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