Rita Volk Says She's Much More Like Faking It's Amy Than She Realized

Rita Volk Says She's Much More Like Faking It's Amy Than She Realized

Rita Volk gets a 3-D effect on the Art cover of Bello mag’s Decemebr 2014 issue.

The 24-year-old Faking It actress opened up about leaving pre-med for acting, and relating to Amy. Check it:

On when she realized she wanted to act: “I remember watching Titanic for the first time. It was just like, that was Hollywood. But it represented so much more than Hollywood: [it was] this new life and this new world we were living in. I learned a lot from just watching movies. It’s all I did; I was that kid in front of the TV set everyday,” she says. “That’s when I realized I wanted to be a part of that world.”

On relating to Amy: “It was kind of like fate that I got the part, because I went in as Karma and then booked the role of Amy. It’s funny because the more time passes by, I realize how similar I am to her. A lot of what she does and how she perceives things, I think, is driven by the fact that she has this sense of really being able to take herself out of a situation and really knowing what’s important. On my end, I can relate to that. Growing up, when I moved to the states, my parents were on welfare for a while. So the last thing on my mind was, “am I wearing the coolest jeans? Am I fitting in?” You get this higher sense of awareness of what really goes on in the world,”

On leaving pre-med behind: “I loved learning and I loved medicine, but it was weird because I felt like I was living two lives. There was what I wanted to do, which was act, and there was what I felt I had to do. It wasn’t what I wanted to get out of bed every morning and do everyday. In retrospect, I’m glad that I had the experience. You don’t realize how much you learn until you get out of it and grow up a little bit. I had a really great education, and I just realized that probably within the last few years.”

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