Extracurricular — Taylor Rouviere

Extracurricular

This Gator hits the books on the film set

Taylor Rouviere ’18 is a biology and psychology double major who plans to become a doctor. What sets her apart from her fellow pre-med students is that she does much of her studying from a film set. Rouviere is a recurring cast member of the Netflix original series Bloodline set and shot in the Florida Keys. She made time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about what it’s like to be a Gator and an actor.

Taylor Rouviere in front of backdrop reading "Netflix" and "Bloodline"Taylor Rouviere attends the Season 2 premiere of the Netflix original series, Bloodline, at Landmark Regent Theatre on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Steve Cohn/Invision for Netflix/AP Images)

“[Psychology] has enabled me to read the scripts in a different way since I now have a better understanding of why certain actions result in certain types of reactions.”

How do you feel your psychology studies affect or inform your acting, and vice versa?

Learning about how different people act in certain situations has enabled me to read the scripts in a different way since I now have a better understanding of why certain actions result in certain types of reactions.

Considering your academic goals, would you like to act on a medical drama?

Absolutely. I actually just binge-watched most of Grey’s Anatomy this summer, and it would be so fun to be able to do the two things that I love all at once. Plus, it would be a really unique way to learn a lot about medicine rather than just reading everything from a book.

As someone with a busy and exciting life, how do manage your time and energy in balancing your studies with your work on Bloodline?

I spend a lot of time studying while traveling and on set, and when I’m in Gainesville, I try my best to be diligent about my schoolwork and spend a great deal of time at the library. I also have really great professors and friends who help me out when I miss class.

Which of your celebrity co-stars were you most excited to meet/work with?

I grew up watching so many of the shows and movies that they were all in, such as Carrie, Scooby Doo, Legally Blonde, Friday Night Lights, The Dark Knight Rises, Wicked, etc., that it was just so overwhelming — in a good way! — to meet everyone at once.

– Rachel Wayne