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Actress Emeraude Toubia On Why It’s Worth It To Take Big Risks

Actress Emeraude Toubia On Why It's Worth It To Take Big Risks 1

A few minutes past 5:30 p.m., I ring Emeraude Toubia, known to many for her role as Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform’s Shadowhunters. Her voice is cheery through the phone, even as it goes in and out from our spotty connection. “Can you hear me?” she asks optimistically when we finally get a solid line. Crystal clear, which coincidentally also describes how focused she’s been on pursuing her lifelong aspiration of performing.

“I feel so grateful to do what I do,” she says. “That little girl had so many dreams, and that little girl is happy now.” The path to achieving one’s goals isn’t always linear, however, and it often requires taking some risks — that’s what this conversation, in partnership with European Wax Center, is all about. As Toubia began her career, she had some tough choices to make. First on the list was leaving behind Miami, the city where she started her on-camera work. “I felt that there was more for me,” she says. “I had bigger dreams, and I wanted to pursue them.” That meant moving to Los Angeles without much besides determination, talent, and naturally, some hesitation.

“Our biggest enemy is fear,” says Toubia. “I thought to myself, I am not going to let that stop me. The ‘no’ is already there. So I’m going to pack up my things, say bye to my colleagues, and decide to start all over again — with nothing in my pockets but my drive and my dreams.” With…

Actress Emeraude Toubia On Why It’s Worth It To Take Big Risks

A few minutes past 5:30 p.m., I ring Emeraude Toubia, known to many for her role as Isabelle Lightwood on Freeform’s Shadowhunters. Her voice is cheery through the phone, even as it goes in and out from our spotty connection. “Can you hear me?” she asks optimistically when we finally get a solid line.



Actress Emeraude Toubia On Why It’s Worth It To Take Big Risks

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