We had the good fortune of connecting with Abigail Frantz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Abigail, is there something you believe many others might not?
That you should go to college right after high school. I think asking 18 year olds who have never been out in the world to make such a huge financial and life decision is terribly overwhelming and, the truth is, college isn’t the best choice for everyone. There are so many ways to create a successful life for yourself that don’t involve a degree. I knew from the start of my junior year that I wouldn’t be going to college, at least for a year, because school will always be there if I choose to go, but this time of my life is not something I can get back. So far, I’ve done great on my own and am glad I trusted myself to know what best for me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an Actress, Aspiring Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur. I’ve been acting professionally since I was 16 and started my business in March of 2022. Deciding to truly dive headfirst into my creative career was not an easy one for me. I was terrified because I knew how hard it was to make a name for yourself and understood that I was giving up the “traditional path” that would lead me to job security and stability. I’m sure you can imagine how dramatic 16-year-old-me was about this, but it was something I knew I at least had to give myself the chance to do. I read this quote one time that said, “anything worth having doesn’t come easy,” and I have found this to be true time and time again in my life. I am so proud that lil ole me was about to trust herself enough to make the right decision for her. Truly I have been able to get to where I am professionally thanks to the guidance and encouragement from those in my circle. From my acting coaches who have seriously taught me everything I know to my parents who have always trusted me to make the right decisions for myself. Without the community of people I have built around myself, I would not be in the position I am today. The film industry is one that can be brutal and hard and, honestly, the biggest lesson I’ve learned through my work is to get okay with failure. You are never going to perfect at anything on the first try, but that can’t stop you from going for it anyway. Failure is how you grow, it’s how you learn, it’s how you build the perseverance to create something worth having for yourself.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ha! I love this question!

Alright, I would definitely take them to Honeybird in Flower Mound for the best gourmet donuts I’ve ever had. If you can get your hands on their strawberry shortcake donut, do yourself a favor and just get it, I pinky promise you won’t regret it. Next I’d take them to the Arts District (passing by the waterfall billboard, obviously, it’s a must see) and spend the day at the Art Museum and grabbing a bite from one of the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park. My personal favorite is Soul Good for their delish vegan food. They also have a location in Denton with an even bigger menu. I think I’d take them down to Deep Ellum and see if there were any cool shows happening at one of the venues down there. I love going to shows from $15 and finding a new band. Or maybe go to Addison Improv to see a stand-up show, I haven’t done it yet, but I am dying to! To end the day, I’d probably take them to an escape room and grab some take out from China Island. Seriously the best chinese food I’ve found in the area.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Cathryn Sullivan and her team at Cathryn Sullivan’s Acting for Film for teaching me all that I know and giving me the tools and resources to hone my craft and build a career. My Mom for always believing in me and allowing me to take risks

Instagram: @itsthedigitalgirl @abigailntz

Twitter: @abigailntz

Image Credits
Aaron Garcia Carlos Garcia Ash Thye

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