We caught up with actress, model and film editor Sara Worpole who recently did some work on season 4 of Cobra Kai on Netflix. Sara shares with us how she got the opportunity to work on Cobra Kai and wearing many hats in the entertainment world. Check out our conversation below!
When did you decide that storytelling was something you wanted to do?
Sara Worpole (SW): Storytelling was something I just naturally fell into. I got involved in modeling and acting quite young but I feel like I really found my footing once I got behind the camera and started filming and editing as well. To me, I became so much more aware of the full picture behind the story that I was trying to tell, that it allowed me to approach each project from unique angles.
How did you get involved with Cobra Kai?
SW: I’ve been a fan of the show from the very beginning, so when I made the move closer to Atlanta I was really hoping an opportunity would present itself. I actually got the call from my modeling agent: season 4 was wrapping but the cast and crew were coming to film some additional scenes in Jacksonville. I had less than 48 hours to prepare for the role and didn’t exactly know the complete details of the scene until the day of (a little nerve-racking but mostly exciting). When I arrived on set, everyone was friendly, welcoming and exactly what you would hope for, not only as a professional but also as a fan of the show.
What was one of the best things about working on Cobra Kai?
SW: The people (who truly make you feel like family) was the best part of working on the show.
What do you like the most about storytelling?
SW: Storytelling, for me, is such a passion project and somehow I have been able to turn it into a career. I think most artists (no matter the art form) just get crazy ideas in their head and we choose our particular canvas to showcase our work. What I find most interesting about storytelling is that even if you give two people the same exact story to tell, it will always look different and I absolutely love that.
What’s it like to wear many hats the industry? (Acting, modeling, film editing)
SW: I thrive off of a challenge, so wearing so many hats in the industry keeps it super exciting for me. My career is constantly evolving and growing, so that means I am too. It almost becomes it’s own form of therapy. It also never gets boring and I love that!
What are some of your hobbies outside of the entertainment world?
SW: My work really consumes my life and has me traveling a ton. But it is true what they say about doing what you love not ever feeling like work. Sports and fitness are also a huge part of my life, and I’ve really developed a love for weightlifting over the last year.
What is the ideal project you want to work on in the future?
SW: I really enjoy writing and directing so I have some plans to do more of that in the future. I had a streaming sports docu-series a few years ago and I really enjoyed that entire experience so I think I will do something like that again. As far as my acting career goes, I look up to Robert Rodriguez as someone who really does it all in the industry. I would like to work with him (I almost did this past year but unfortunately my schedule couldn’t make it work), but keep your eye out for some really awesome things coming soon!
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