Sarah Megan Thomas
|Sarah Megan Thomas of Equity and Backwards|
is an actress, writer and producer whose
second film, Equity, a financial thriller rolled out in theaters nationwide
this past year and is now available on DVD.
Aside from the suspense and storyline of this timely drama, Equity
is known as
being a film written, directed, starring, and produced mainly by women. In
Equity it’s the females that call the shots.
Prior to Equity, Sarah produced and starred in Backwards
movie about a subject near and dear to her heart, rowing.
But how did Sarah go from the suburbs of Philadelphia to Hollywood? In this
interview Sarah talks about her beginnings, and what it’s like being a female and a mom in entertainment.
So let’s start at the beginning. When did you first
realize the field of entertainment might be for you?
Sarah Megan Thomas:
It’s so funny cause I feel like I have
wanted to do it since I was born, I don’t really remember the genesis. I do
remember my dad made me and my sister play the piano for many years. And remember
putting on Les Miserables with my sister in our living room, playing various
roles. That was the beginning and end of my singing career because I’m a
horrible singer! Just always wanting to create and perform. My parents were
like “that’s nice she’ll outgrow it”. I come from two lawyers, very practical.
So they said “not until after college, you have to wait till after college to
They thought maybe I would stop, and I was a theater major,
they were always supportive. After college they said, ‘Well, I guess she’s
really going to do this.”
|Sarah Megan Thomas, Roe Hartrampf and Samuel Roukin behind the scenes at the making of Equity|