MADE Magazine Spring 2019 May 2019 - Page 10

MADETOLEAD MADEXXX Pursuing the Impossible Brely Evans MADE BY KRIS CHRISTIAN B rely Evans is a water-walker whose faith in God and belief in herself has led her to a budding acting career and her most recent role on OWN's new soap drama, Ambitions. Some may call it serendipitous. Others may call it fate, but what is clear is her undying commitment to pursue the impossible and, bet on herself. MADE Can you share your journey as a creative and an actress in Hollywood? And he happened to be on his way to his commercial agent's office and he said, “Just ride with me.” My life changed that day because that agent signed me on the spot. I didn't have a head shot, an acting class -- nothing. She just said, “You've been wasting your time and my money because you should be on television. So she starts sending me out on auditions immediately and just says, “Here are the addresses.” And that's kind of all I knew. So I would show up to the addresses like, “Oh, say these lines? Oh OK.” She also told me to count the “No’s” and on my tenth audition, I happened to land a Twix commercial. It’s history and after that, it just kept going and kept going. I just began to book commercials back-to-back and then I ended up doing my Youtube channel, BRELY I'm a singer first and I moved to L.A. to go to college. At least that's what I told myself and I was really looking for the music. My neighbor was on a McDonalds commercial. And I was so excited for him and I just celebrated him wildly, and he was kind of like, “Why are you so excited? You have a whole show. All I have is a commercial.” And I said, “What are you talking about?” He was like, “I tell everyone I live next door to that famous actor.” And I said, “No! You must have lied to a lot of people.” | 10