For our second Self Care Sunday feature, we had the pleasure of interviewing star of the Netflix trilogy, The Kissing Booth, Meganne Young! From starting her career in South Africa and moving her way to Vancouver to further her acting career, Meganne shares with us how she attempts balance in self care and while following her dreams.
Tell us about yourself and the course of your career.
I’m an actress, and I was born in South Africa. I’ve been acting for 10 years and started my career in Cape Town. It feels like it’s gone by in a blink! The Kissing Booth is definitely the biggest project I’ve done to date. I then moved to Vancouver to further my career!
What was your favourite memory while filming The Kissing Booth?
It was one of the last days of shooting and we were in Cape Town. Taylor (Marco) in the Kissing Booth) was strumming on the guitar and we were singing “Remember Me” from Coco! It was kind of sad to end shooting, but it was a great memory. It really was a family, and it felt great knowing that we all had so much fun making these films and we knew the fans would love it. It was such a great way to say goodbye to everyone.
Did you have any self care routines for long days on set?
The two main things that I did consistently every day to feel like I was taking care of myself were:
- I had a big pink bottle of water, and I would always put strawberries or rooibos bags in there, and I would make sure that I drank a lot of water to keep hydrated. Otherwise it’s so easy to reach for the coffee! It always made me feel so much better.
- A lot of actors will go to the makeup trailer at the end of the day to have all makeup completely taken off. I never did that, I wore a wig in The Kissing Booth and would only have that taken off and would remove my makeup at home. This way I could go through my full skincare routine and do it all myself! I make my tea, I take a shower, and it sets me up to go to bed or wind down. Even if I was exhausted after a long day of shooting, I would always rather do it myself.
How do you do self care at home?
I have my night time routine and morning routine. I try my best to maintain some sort of routine and those are the things that I