At just 21 years old, Bailee Madison has already accomplished several of her career goals.
"It’s so interesting looking back because I’ve been fortunate to spend basically my whole childhood, tween, and teen years in this business," she shared. "Being creative and aware of the next thing had to be instilled in me from a young age."
Aside from a handful of roles, the star became a producer at 15, the same age she co-wrote the young adult novel Losing Brave.
Since then, Madison's acted as a producer on several more projects, including her upcoming teen drama A Week Away, and last year, she directed her first music video for British pop group New Hope Club.
"I realized I had a lot more I wanted to say and do," she explained to Rose & Ivy. "And sometimes you have to pave your own opportunities yourself."
But despite all of her experiences, the Good Witch star admitted that the older she gets, the tougher her job in the spotlight can be.
"I do think the life I have lived has given me a sense of confidence but I would be lying if I didn’t say that I had my own challenges when it comes to confidence," she confessed.
"I think when I was younger, I was less aware," she noted. "As I have gotten older, you become more aware of how many more people have become aware of you and how you have to stay relevant all of the time."
"I do think that in terms of being creative, I am fortunate to be in a position where I’m able to have that ambition and at times be able to see that through," the actress added. "I feel very privileged and grateful for that."
And Madison has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
"I think directing is at the top of my list," she revealed. "I would love to do that as soon as possible and find projects that speak to me."
"I don’t like feeling too comfortable and I’m always curious about what’s around the corner. I love the idea of believing that something else is out there that I will be able to experience and will then become a part of me, whether that’s a good experience or a bad experience," she said. "The idea of getting to shape your heart through experiences is intriguing to me."