Since the emotional rollercoaster of a TV show that is Parenthood wrapped last year, we’ve had to say goodbye to one of the best fictional families there was/is/probably ever will be. But, naturally, when there’s that much talent in a cast, they all go on to do bigger and better things.
Lauren Graham is tugging at our heartstrings in the much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls. And Sarah Ramos (AKA Haddie Braverman) is now writing and directing films. One of which was recently released in collaboration with BB Dakota as part of their new initiative to empower female artists. The film, titled Fluffy, is whimsical, darkly funny and even further proof that this girl has some serious talent. We recently had a chance to chat with Sarah about what she misses most about Parenthood, what guilty pleasure is currently in her Netflix queue and what advice she has for those trying to make it in show biz.
B+C: Film is one of the most collaborative industries there is. As an actress, writer and director, how have you made teamwork *actually* work?
If your team doesn’t work well, your film will probably suck. And not only that, but the experience of making it will suck, and nobody wants that. You have to work with people you really trust and let them bring good ideas. Everyone has their own department and you’re all collaborating to make something that everyone has put their own touch on.
B+C: What’s your advice for teens and young professionals dreaming of or currently trying to make it in the industry?
Write! Writing is an amazing place to start, because it’s this outlet that you can do entirely on your own in your bedroom and you don’t need anyone else. It’s really something where you don’t need anyone to tell you that you can create something. You can just create it.
B+C: Are there any actresses you’ve worked with that you look to as a mentor?
I wouldn’t say that I have a mentor per se, but I have definitely worked with really empowering women like Lauren Graham on Parenthood who is obviously a major bad ass.
B+C: Speaking of Parenthood, what do you miss most about the show?
Oh my god! There is so much to miss! But what immediately comes to mind is having Michael B. Jordan as my love interest. And just walking around every day being like “He’s here to be my boyfriend!” Obviously, I also just really miss the cast in general. Everyone is just so fun and smart and supportive and talented.
B+C: What are you watching on Netflix right now?
Randomly I just watched an episode of Gossip Girl. Sometimes when I work out at home I like to watch stuff like that. It’s scandalous. It’s fabulous. I read the books when I was under double digits. I also love watching it when I’m sick. I always end up being like, “Let me just check in with Blair Waldorf or Serena van der Woodsen real quick.”
B+C: Let’s finish with something a little philosophical: What is something you think you should be able to find in every great creative project?
A strong, smart woman behind it!
Amen to that! What female filmmaker are you most inspired by? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.
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