Interview: Becca Scott

Are you ready for another fun interview!? Becca Scott has graciously given us here at Gamerati some of her precious time and sat down with us for some FANTASTIC fun! She was so much fun to get to know! Catch the interview here and enjoy getting to know this charming young lady.

Here is some information about Becca:
I’m a host for the Geek and Sundry’s series’ How to Play and Game the Game, actor, improviser, voiceover artist, audiobook narrator, tabletop enthusiast, video gamer, writer, and producer. Whew. Now that I type it out, it’s way too many things. What am I doing to myself?!

Get more information on Becca and see some of her work here:
Videos: http://thebeccascott.com/
YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/thebeccascott

1. What first drew you to this line of work?

What drew me to acting? Signing up to be in Bye Bye Birdie with my friends’ sophomore year of high school. I realized how much I absolutely love performing and making people laugh and haven’t stopped chasing that high. 

What drew me to hosting nerdy awesome stuff? I’ve always LOVED tabletop games and video games, and when I saw the potential to play GAMES as a CAREER while getting to be weird on camera I knew I had hit the jackpot of merging all the things I love into one. 

2. What do you see as the hardest part of your job?
Right now, I’m lucky enough to be hosting for about six different awesome companies, and the hardest part is keeping on top my schedule and showing up in the right place at the right time. Creatively, I welcome all the challenges thrown at me. 

3. What do you enjoy the most?
Game nights, my pup Oshi, ramen, dodgeball, days without makeup.

4. Do you have a favorite role so far? How did you find out about it?

My absolute favorite role was as the character Blue in the play Beirut. The play has two characters, and it’s a tragic love story about a post-apocalyptic world where half the population is quarantined after being infected with the “plague.” Blue sneaks into the quarantine zone to convince her lover Torch why she’d do anything to be with him. It was written in the 80s and the plague was a metaphor for HIV, as the author, Alan Bowne, was in New York at that time and later died of AIDS. I still remember what it felt like to perform that play and have never had an experience quite like it since, many years later. Of course, one can’t expect the same catharsis from posting comedy videos on YouTube, as joyful as that experience has been.  

5. What do you like to do in your free time?
Free time? What’s that? I’m absolutely obsessed with the Dresden Files series, written by Jim Butcher, with audiobooks narrated by James Marsters. I’m currently re-listening to all 16 books while sitting in the dreaded LA traffic. My favorite games right now are Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Eschaton, Ex Libris, Takenoko, Edge of Darkness, Carcassone, and Settlers of Catan. I’m just slipping into the world of Magic: The Gathering, and last played Fallout 4 for Xbox One. 

6. Is there a role that you have taken that you did not enjoy as much as you thought you would?
Last summer I did an absolutely grueling film for no money in the desert… But conditions aside I definitely learned a lot about myself and the craft of acting through that experience. 

7.What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out?
Say yes to everything and always approach everyone with kindness and positivity. Booking a job is not just about talent, but also about being someone people find easy to work with. Confidence is also one of the most important things to get ahead. If you don’t have it, fake it. The secret is most everyone feels like an imposter at one point or another. 

8. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
With any luck? Doing exactly what I’m doing now. But perhaps with a few more audiobook narrations under my belt. It’s quickly becoming my favorite way to create. 

9. Growing up, what was your favorite thing to do?
I was a rebellious kid. My favorite thing to do was generally cause mischief, desperately seeking the approval of friends that may not have been the best influence… On my own I loved playing particularly violent games for the PS2 like Manhunt and Evil Dead: Fistful of Boomstick, playing pool, and reorganizing furniture. 

10. Do you have a favorite quote?
“Care about people’s approval, and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

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