However, after appearing in the 2000 film "Thomas and the Magic Railroad," the then 13-year-old decided to turn her attention away from acting and toward school. She has since focused on writing, including her own blog site, plays and young adult novels. In 2012, she explained on her blog why she quit acting by writing, "Film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director's eyes, you 'get it right,' does not allow for very much creative freedom. The best times I had on film sets were the times the director let me express myself, but those were rare."