The Girl on the Train's Haley Bennett Reveals Some Great Advice She's Been Given
Here’s what the 28-year-old The Girl on the Train actress had to share with the mag:
On the road to her career: “It’s been kind of a long journey for me. Everyone has a different path; I guess you hear them all. I don’t know how common mine is. I didn’t have a long-term plan or goal. If there would have been a road map showing me the way to my dreams becoming reality, I might have given it a second thought. All I came to Los Angeles with was a dream. No one from my family ever left Ohio. In L.A., I saw a lot of talent wasted because of fear. The odds are really stacked against you. But stumbling around blindly … I was following my intuition. I don’t know what was fueling me at the time. I was a bit like Dorothy following the yellow brick road I guess. Except there was no good witch.”
On her mentors: “The people I’ve been fortunate to work with, people I look up to, other actors who gracefully do what they love to do and balance that with a rich personal life—that’s where my goals are. Warren Beatty has been an incredible advocate, a good friend. He reaches out to me and checks in. And Terrence Malick as well. Emily Blunt has been good to me.”
On advice she’s been given: “Well, lately it’s been, ‘Pace yourself, pace yourself, pace yourself. And take time to rest.’ I guess if you don’t rest and rejuvenate, then you harden, and I don’t want to harden.”
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