The Heroine’s Journey of Mylène Ragon

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I like the variety of possibilities of this work, the permanent change of projects, team, partners etc. There is no routine.

I also like, even if it may seem crazy, the idea of never knowing what tomorrow will bring, it opens my imagination to all the beautiful things that could happen!

What is my idea of happiness?

Happiness, I think, is to feel complete, to be fulfilled, to know how to take advantage of both the small daily moments and the great joys and to see the positive no matter what happens.

What is my greatest fear?

The rejection! A little bit in every field, I think.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I’m always in action, I can’t disconnect and sometimes take time for myself.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

All the artists and technicians of the show are passionate people, who fight despite failures and difficulties. I have a lot of admiration for the journey of each of them.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I think I do so much that I no longer realize it! 

On what occasion would I lie?

I try, as much as possible, never to lie 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

At certain times, it’s a permanent fight, sometimes you have to go through desert crossings or disappointments. You have to learn to put things into perspective often and not to take everything personally.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I have too many good memories to tell you everything, but I am often happy in my work, for moments, for encounters, for moments, because I have the chance to do what I love.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I will try to learn more languages and also improve my English but I always struggled with the lessons 

What is my greatest achievement in work?

To have succeeded in being an actress and a casting director at the same time. And to be able to live from it for a while already. Living from your passion is a luxury that I appreciate every day.

Where would I most like to live?

I feel very good in Paris, but sometimes I admit that I miss having the sea or the mountains close. Otherwise, I would have loved to try an American adventure, why not in Los Angeles, but I never dared to do it.

What is my most treasured possession?

My phone

What is my most marked characteristic?

Kindness

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

My balcony, open and clear. I have always felt better outside, in the open air.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Parisian terraces

What books influenced my life and how?

“The Alchemist” by Paolo Coelho, “The 4 Toltec Accords” by Don Miguel Ruiz, “Go Where Your Heart Takes You” by Susanna Tamaro and “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raphaelle Giordano. I inevitably forget. These books are a bit like inspirations, I underline passages, write them down and reread them for example. I regularly change my bedside book.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

I won’t be able to choose just one! But I won’t forget to listen to “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse. 

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I’ve always been more drawn to anti-heroes who are heroes, flawed characters. For heroines, I am necessarily influenced by my own personality, I like strong women, real women, funny women and those who embody models for all of us as well.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My grandmother was my heroine. She was very different from me but I admired her goodness, her kindness, her courage, her unfailing positivity. She was an exceptional person. She is my inspiration.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

“Forrest Gump” for me is an intergenerational and positive film.

It is a masterpiece and will remain, for me, one of the greatest films ever made to this day. An anthem to life, tolerance and hope, powerful, touching, moving, human and which characterizes everything we are confronted with in our lives: love, death.

It has to be watched once in a lifetime, with no doubt!

What role play stories in my life and work?

In Tim Burton’s film “Big Fish”, it is said that if a man tells his stories so often, he becomes one with them, they outlive him…and thus, he becomes immortal. This sums up my thoughts well, the stories of my life serve me in my work and vice versa, and if I tell them, they will become immortal 

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

That one is the decision maker of one’s life, of one’s destiny. It is always possible to change things if we really want to, most of our decisions belong to us, we are free. You have to give yourself the means to succeed and achieve your goals.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Some friends, comedians or not, who always support me! And my parents! 

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022? 

With all the people or productions who already trust me in my work and then all those who want to try a collaboration and who are nice! I’m always up for different adventures

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

I hope I will have great projects in 2022!

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

On my website: https://mylene.book.fr

On my Facebook casting page: https://www.facebook.com/mylene.rag

On my demo reel : https://vimeo.com/504886484

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

The passions deep inside us never really leave, the passionate professions never leave us either. I think that especially for artistic professions and the difficulties we know about them, passion is more than necessary to hang on and hold on over time. It is not the only element but it is fundamental.

How can you contact me?

On my website: https://mylene.book.frBy email: myleneragcasting@gmail.com

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