Claire Holt is my kinda #GirlBoss. Instilled with a tough fighting spirit, she’s fought hard to get to where she is today. Make no mistake, her career wasn’t delivered to her on a silver platter.
The first time I met Claire was on a hike up a canyon in West Hollywood and immediately her energy was infectious – she’s an energy bunny permanently set to go mode. She candidly shared stories of the tough down times in LA between jobs (something every actor goes through) and her unwillingness to give up. Vampire diaries came as the ultimate payoff for her persistence and hard work.
When Claire and I planned our shoot together, she was an overflowing well of ideas – very specific ideas. And you know how much I love a #PeanutMuse with a mind for collaboration! Claire knew she wanted to create a 70s style flower child shoot because she was fighting for a new role she had her needle focused eye on. The role was an undercover cop in the 1970s for the new NBC show AQUARIUS. She wanted to show those producers she belonged in that era and could transport her audience with her. Now you can see why I admire her fighting spirit. Claire is a go getter!
Whilst I can’t take any credit for Claire booking the job (her acting chops sealed that deal!) it was nice to be part of the journey to seeing her over that treacherous casting line. I love seeing Aussie women killing it over in Hollywood and I have no doubt Claire has a long career ahead of her. Watch this space folks and tune in to Aquarius to watch this silver screen siren in action.
Love Gemma xo
Photography | Gemma Pranita
Location | Griffith Park, Los Angeles.