An Exclusive Interview With Talented Anne-Cécile Bégot

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education etc. ??

I’m originally from a small town in Brittany, France, I studied legal translation and I have a Master’s Degree in Legal Translation from English to French. I worked for a while as a legal translator in Paris, France, then in Ottawa, Canada, then got hired at the UN in NYC as the Assistant of the Director for Peacekeeping in Somalia. I realized that doing admnistrative work and working in a office was not for me so I decided to pursue my real dream, becoming an actress. I then joined the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and studied there for two years.

If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?

Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange.

Ideally, where would you like to see yourself five years from now?

As a lead character in a TV show, hopefully in American Horror Story, which would be my ultimate dream!

Motivation is important within the acting profession. What would you say is your motivator currently? How do you remain positive and focused within your role?

Very simple, I don’t feel fulfilled if I do anything else! So that realization keeps me motivated every time and also I love to learn and acting is one of those career where learning is constant!

Thinking back over your career to date, what has been your greatest accomplishment as an actress? 

To be able to finally do comedy on TV! Comedy is very easy for me in real life and for some reason the transition on the screen was not as easy, but I achieved it and now I feel unstoppable and comedy is my true strength! As soon as I felt that freedom in me, I was cast in the TV show Adam Ruins Everything in the episode Adam Ruins Having a Baby, Season 2, episode 1.

Talk me through some of your biggest achievements to date. Why were these memorable to you, and how did you achieve them?

In addition to what I described for comedy, I’m also very proud of my achievement to do French voices for American movies, this is recent and I had no idea I could do it and that’s a skill that came to me pretty naturally when I did a French voice for the plane adapted version of Girls’ Trip.

What type of acting role would interest you the most, and why?

To play overly dramatic characters in comedies because my heart just resonates a lot with that style and also a heroin in a horror TV show, who always survives, or most of the time like the characters played by Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story.