Meet: Meganne Young
Have you always wanted to be an actress?
Yes. I think so. I always liked performing. I liked being the center of attention when I was younger, though that changed as I got older. I think of so many things I gave up because I didn’t want to have people watching me. Swimming, piano. But I still loved acting and even now, it feels different to be watched when I’m a character rather than me just being me.
When did you start acting?
I did drama through high school and then went to a film school. I started acting professionally in 2012(ish). Oh my god. 8 years and counting!
What is it like to be part of one of the most successful movies on Netflix?
Totally surreal. It was so unexpected but it’s such a thrill. It’s funny to think it’ll probably be a film people still talk about 10 years from now… I feel so proud to be part of this franchise that has brought so much joy to so many people.
Who is (are) your favorite actor/actress?
This is such a hard questions to answer! So here’s a few people that I would love to work with in the future: Jessica Chastain, Michael B. Jordan, Jharrel Jerome, Constance Wu, Elle Fanning, Helena Bonham Carter, Zoe Saldana…. there are so many…
What is your dream?
My dream is to have a career that allows me to travel the world and I would eventually like to direct and produce films. I want to tell stories that spark conversation and I want to be an active part of making our industry more inclusive and representative of the world we live in.
Cookies! There’s this S’more cookie from a place called Bonus Bakery here in Vancouver and I’m obsessed with them!
What's in your playlist and you love listening the most?
Taylor Swift’s Folklore – especially “the 1”, “exile” (feat. Bon Iver) and “my tears ricochet”.
“Beige” by Yoke Lore is such a beautiful song I always find my way back to
and most recently I found “Falling Asleep At The Wheel” by Holly Humberstone.
Can you share some of your secret tips? It can be beauty, diet, anything.
Always wear SPF!! I think it’s so important to take care of your skin and sunscreen is an absolute must for me. I wear it year round!
I know you are a t-shirt fan… Where do you normally wear your tees?
EVERYWHERE! At home, grocery shopping, meeting (safely) with friends, sometimes I even sleep in them.. I love my CLASH tees! They are so versatile, I feel like I can be super casual or dress them up with heels!
What message would you like to share with the girls reading us?
Stick together! I think the biggest thing I’ve learnt this year is it’s so important to support each other and be active in our support. It could be checking in on friends, joining marches, grabbing groceries for your neighbor or buying from a local business!