Being Taylor-Ann

by Eric Chase

 

Where are you originally from? 
I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA. Born & raised in LA baby! 

What is your nationality?

White and German
 
Give us 5 words that you think best describe you.

Adventurous
Loving
Fun
Humble
Passionate 

You’re a "sign" (cancer, sagitarius, libra etc), how would you describe your personality in that regard?

I’m a Taurus- I go for what I want and I'm a big lover. I like stability and I’d say I'm a pretty level headed person when it comes to my career and life.
 
What are the recent projects you've worked on?

I have been filming for E!’s hit show, #RichKids of Beverly Hills… I joined on for season 3 and it will premiere Sunday May 24th. I am also working on releasing my single and music video for a song called ‘Collide.’ in addition to both of these projects I am president of a magazine called Bellus Magazine which is an online publication that  shares all types of stories that have to do with celebrating art, whether it's TV, music, fashion, or charity work- we do it all.
 
What would you say is your best asset?

My best asset are my eyes and just being passionate about the things I believe in and love. I believe that eyes are a direct connection to your soul and who you are.
 
What do others compliment you on the most?

Most people say that I am polite and kind. I also get a lot of compliments on how nice my eyes are!

How did you get started in acting? 

Ever since I was little I loved the camera. I grew up seeing my dad act and was on set with him for a lot of my childhood. After watching him throughout multiple projects, I knew that being in the entertainment industry was something I wanted to do one day, whether that was behind the camera producing/directing or in front of the camera acting/hosting.
 
What do you enjoy most about being an actress?

I love being able to tell someone’s story and having other be able to relate with the character & scenario.

So your currently working on Bellus Magazine tell me more about it?

Bellus means beautify or beauty in Latin. I’m President of the magazine and work along side the founder of it, Joshua Shultz. Because of the meaning on Bellus, we decided to share positive stories and all forms of artistry. I especially love telling stories of charity work. You won’t find one negative thing on the site!

What are your plans for the magazine?

To create content that will inspire our viewers and give content that people from all over the World can relate to!  

Do you see yourself more as an actress or as a host?

Both - I just love to be in front of the camera! I enjoy both aspects and will continue to do both, for as long as I can, but right now hosting is more my thing and something I am putting most of my effort in, as Bellus Magazine continues to grow.

Let's talk about the very first major role you played?

The first film I was in was called “More Than Puppy Love.” I played the daughters of the main characters…. coincidentally enough, my Mom happened to be one of them! :)

 

You worked on a TV Drama before "The Young and the Restless" how was that like? 

Awesome! My Dad was a part of the show for a long time, so it was so cool to have a chance to work on it as well! 

Do you like acting in drama, comedy, action etc?

Hmm….I like it all, but I’d probably choose action. 
 
What do you like most: TV or the big screen?

TV. I’m also a huge fan of the internet and web series.

What is the funniest thing to happen to you on a shoot?

I once interviewed the starter of an animal charity and they brought 3 dogs to the shoot. During the interview all of the dogs started walking around and started going to the bathroom…. on camera!

What are the top three things you like to do?

I love volunteering and spending times with animals. I will do whatever I can to help and work with certain charities and shelters.
Be active - hiking and spinning
Go out for good sushi
 
What are some of your hidden talents other than acting?

Singing, directing & producing, and designing. I actually am working on a new single and designing a jewelry line called “Skulls on Fire.”
 
Where do you want your career to be in two years?

Hopefully in a place where I’m able to create fun inspiring stories on the web and on TV. I also want to have my own animal charity where I can be active in it and spend as much of my time volunteering and finding ways to save and care for animals.

What is the best info you can give a new talent? 

Give 110% to everything you do. Never give up.
 
As an actor, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?

There are a lot of incredible Actors and Artists’ in the entertainment industry, so booking roles is probably one of my biggest obstacles.
 
If you had to walk away from acting today, what memory would you take from it?

How much fun it was to work with the people I have been given the opportunity to work with. I would also take away the memory of getting to travel to some amazing places. 
 
If you had to walk away, what would you like to be remembered most for?

Telling inspiring messages through my music and of course through Bellus Magazine. The magazine has allowed me to help inspire those to follow their dreams and passions and to tell the stories of some awesome people.

 

Feature: Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff

Photographer: Isaac Alvarez

Stylist: Ali Levine

Makeup & Hair: Michaeline Becker using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty