“The best thing I can do is to go home and get my things ready,” said Mandy Mousseau, who is currently in the midst of a stint in the film industry.
“If I had to do it all over again, I would have just gotten an agent, not done my homework and just got a movie deal.”
Mousseau says she has had a lot of offers and she has accepted one, but only after she signed a confidentiality agreement that prohibits her from speaking publicly about her situation.
The only thing she has to say publicly is that she has a lot to be grateful for and that she is thankful to be able to support herself.
“It was a little bit hard, I feel like,” she said of being in the business.
“I did everything I could, I had friends that I didn’t know that much about and I’m still working with some great people, so it was a tough situation.
But I did everything that I could to get here.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a female assistant director in Hollywood is $69,000.
But Mousseauer’s experience is a reminder that even the most talented of women can find themselves in a tough spot when it comes to securing a job.
Mousseaus experience illustrates that it is not just about the money.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, she shared a harrowing story about being called a “whore” by a male colleague after being called “a whore.”
Moussaou said that while the incident was not intentional, she felt uncomfortable because the word had been used with such power.
“When I said it, I felt that I was going to be called a whore and not a woman.
I don’t know how you can be in that situation, but you know it’s going to happen,” she explained.
Mousseaus first landed her first film job at age 19 after attending a women’s basketball camp.
She said she was the youngest girl on the team, and she had been accepted because of her athletic ability.
Mouses experience at the time is an example of how difficult it can be to land a job when you are considered “whores.”
“It’s a lot harder when you’re a kid,” she told the Daily Mirror.
“When you get older, you become more confident and you can get better jobs and better opportunities.
But you just can’t just sit back and wait for that to happen.
That’s just the reality of life.”
Mouses career was cut short by an illness and she went on to work as a secretary in the entertainment industry, but it was not until she started her second career that she began to get a second chance.
Mades work in the music industry came to an end in 2013 after she was fired from her first job, and it was there that she found out that she had a medical condition.
“I just started to think that maybe this is not the best thing to do,” she revealed.
“This is something that I had been told that I have.
I had a condition and I had never told anyone that I did that and then I had this terrible illness and then the hospital came to me and said, ‘What are you going to do?’
And I just said, I’m going to work with the best people in the world and I’ll do whatever they want.”