My Pandemic Year: How 10 Actors Survived Through the Hollywood Shutdowns

Beatrice Verhoeven
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One year ago, Hollywood’s working actors saw their careers turn to dust overnight. But in the year of uncertainty that followed, some took matters into their own hands and started their own businesses, wrote that long-gestating screenplay — or starred in an Ariana Grande music video. A year ago, TheWrap interviewed 10 up-and-coming performers in Los Angeles and New York whose auditions had disappeared and who often had no income coming in from backup jobs in fitness, food service and marketing also decimated by the pandemic. Financially, it was a year of pure struggle. But in interviews in recent weeks, the performers all reported that far from buckling under the pandemic, they found ways to thrive. “Moments like this make you dive into different aspects and endeavors that you never thought you’d get into,” Natalee Linez, an actress whose credits include Freeform’s “Siren” and “Hawaii Five-0,” told TheWrap. “We as actors are built for this kind of thing to happen — we are so resilient and we were all like, shift, pivot, new game plan. And now the whole industry has changed completely.” Also Read: How Hollywood Actors Are Weathering the Pandemic: No Auditions, No Side Jobs, a Lot of...

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