SAC alumni and Canada actress Jorja Cadence is taking on Hollywood. She has wrapped on the David Bowie biopic STARDUST featuring MARC MARON (GLOW) and Golden Globe nominated actress JENA MALONE (HUNGER GAMES). To top that off Jorja Cadence just booked a role on MRS AMERICA with CATE BLANCHET for FX, Executive Produced by Anna Boden who directed CAPTAIN MARVEL. Oh, we’re not done… she also landed a role in HAPPY PLACE a feature directed by Helen Shaver (13 REASONS WHY, VIKINGS) and another small role in a to-be-announced children’s show, to stream on Apple TV+ when the streaming service drops later in the year.
Also check out Jorja working with DANICA MCKELLAR star of the huge worldwide TV phenomenon WONDER YEARS.
SAC asked Jorja Cadence a few questions about her acting journey. Check it out below.
Why do you choose to be an actor?
I love telling stories. I love creating, playing, flexing my imagination and exploring characters. I don’t think I’d feel as fulfilled in my life if I wasn’t on this wild ride.
Why did you choose to do acting classes?
I think acting classes are essential for actors. Whether you’re new to acting or a veteran, it’s vital that your acting muscles are warmed up and ready to go. That way, when you get an audition, or book a role, you’re in the best possible position to go in there and slay. Classes also help me stay sane. So much of being an actor is waiting around, not actually doing much acting. Taking a class is a sure-fire way to get a chance to act every week (or even multiple times a week!) Being in class also makes my ability to learn lines so much greater because I’m using that part of my brain all the time. Classes rock!
How has working with SAC helped you become a better actor?
The SAC crew kick-started my acting life in Sydney. Prior to joining the class, I didn’t realise how unprepared I actually was as an actor. I was nervous all the time, I had trouble slipping into character and was constantly comparing myself to others or thinking about what line was coming up next. Being in class kind of freed my mind, allowing me to just have fun when auditioning or shooting. SAC is also a really motivating space – the coaches are working actors who have endless insights, plus I found it really inspiring to watch my fellow actors work.
What do you feel the future holds for you?
More and more acting. I live in Canada at the moment and am really happy to be doing what love daily. I’m also working on my own projects (currently writing a feature) because now more than ever is the best time to be creating your own work!