Today my guest on Hometown to Hollywood is Suzanna Moroles. Suzanna’s daughter, Victoria Moroles, is best known for her work on Teen Wolf, Liv and Maddie, Cloud Nine, and Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Victoria stars in the upcoming Down a Dark Hall. If you didn’t catch her on the podcast last week, you can listen to her HERE.

Suzanna and I met on the set of Cloud Nine four years ago. Today we talk about what it’s like to be a mom of a young actor—when do you start to take their interest in performing seriously? What does it take to get them up and running as a professional actor?

Like many families, Suzanna and Victoria relocated from home (Texas) to Los Angeles when they decided to get serious about pursuing a career for Victoria.

We discuss changes, perseverance, education, and what they wish they’d known starting out. Victoria is one of the young actors who took the CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Exam) and become a Legal 18 while she was still just 15.

If you are looking for inspiration from a mom who’s “been there” and whose faith and perseverance paid off, you’ll enjoy this honest, unvarnished conversation.

Look for Victoria later this year in the film Down a Dark Hall.


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