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Actress, Caylee Cowan, brings beauty, brain, and talent together as she continues on her uphill walk to fame! Beautiful inside and out, we had a great time shooting her onset of her Vulkan Fever shoot. We dove in a little deeper when getting to know her through this exclusive interview below and we can’t wait for you all to discover more about her the way we did! Go, Caylee!

In what ways does Acting play a dominant role in your life?

It is my favorite form of creative expression, and it is how I make a living. Acting plays a dominant role in my life because each role that I do requires me to understand and be- come someone new, meet a lot of people, and travel somewhere else to work for a few months. It is a job that requires you to be the kind of person who can put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Do you believe you have found your true purpose in life? Explain.

My purpose in life is to connect with others in a meaningful way by sharing stories and experiences. My purpose in regards to my vocation is to participate in making art that connects with my community.

Tell us more about your different projects and the different parts of yourself that they have reflected.

I have played “Jan Hurst” in Sunrise In Heav- en who is the daughter of a man in the mili- tary. She falls in love despite her fathers wish for her to not be with someone like himself. I played Kathy in Willy’s Wonderland who wants to escape her small town. In Frank and Penelope I played Penelope who has a dark past but overcomes the circumstances to which she was born and finds true love. I think that all of my characters have parts of myself reflected in them. Ultimately I think those characteristics are perseverance, grit, determination, and a desire to overcome the circumstances they were born into.

Growing up, what was the most dominant factor in your life that made you who you are today?

Growing up, we didn’t have much. That has taught me to be a person who gives to others and values material items less than relationships. It has taught me that the simplest things that can make you happy in life cannot be bought.

If you could co-star with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

Casey Affleck because I love him and I think he’s the most underrated brilliant actor alive today. Of course, I’m a bit bias. Or maybe I’d pick Sam Shepard because he was not only an actor, but also a brilliant playwright who wrote some of my favorite plays. I’d also like to work with Tilda Swinton because she’s great, and the other night, when my Uber didn’t show up, she gave me a ride home.

Define power and domination in your own terms.

Real power is influence, and it increases as we offer more support to others. Being powerful is more about giving support than getting support. Service is the highest form of leadership and it creates the kind of influ– ence that truly powerful people wield- the kind that resonates and uplifts. Real power is increased within a person simply by the choices they make, actions they take, and the thoughts they create.