Nikki Leigh dishes on ‘Butch Cassidy’ and Gratitude!

Nikki Leigh blasted into the entertainment world with her own radio show on Sirius XM right out of college. Since then, she’s developed a well-rounded career, which includes work as a model and actress. Notable credits include Two and a Half Men to Josh Gad and Kevin Hart’s The Wedding Ringer. 

Her latest role is Etta Place, the wife of the infamous Butch Cassidy, in Tubi’s Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch film, which has bcome a fan-favorite. In fact, she will be reprising the role in the sequel, which is slated for release this June!

To top it all off, Nikki has also ventured into the world of publishing, having released her own guided gratitude journal, Positivity Time, which is available now on Amazon and is designed to help users find beauty in every single day.

Here’s 5 Fast Facts about the uber-talented Nikki Leigh!

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Her latest role was a perfect match for her travel bug!

Any time I am able to travel to film something it makes the experience that much more special. So working on Butch Cassidy and The Wild Bunch was indeed a very special and unique experience. We filmed in a couple places throughout New Mexico; it was my first time in that state so from the start I was excited to experience a new place. This was my first Western! I must say, I love westerns, their clothes, style, the horses, the badassery, cowboy boots, bank robbing and southern accents! But what really made this one feel ever more special was that we filmed two movies at once!!! The second movie is coming out in June and I couldn’t be more thrilled! The second film is called Butch VS Sundance.

She’s got some solid advice for teens who want to build their accounts (she’s got 1.3 million Instagram followers!)

My advice for teenage girls wanting to build their social media accounts is to find something they love as their focus. There is a saying that if you do what you love you won’t work a day in your life. And to build a social presence takes a lot of work and dedication so it helps if you love it. Once you find something you love to highlight on your social its going to take consistency and time. 

Daily gratitude is a must in her routine.

Yes, I have published my own gratitude journal! I have been writing in a gratitude journal everyday for over four years now so I wanted to create one that encompassed all of the aspects that I liked about each journal I finished. I went out and bought new ones each time so I could do the research.

Gratitude has played a huge role in my daily life because it helps me stop and think about all the things that I am blessed with having or experiencing. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle of life and going from one thing to the next. In my gratitude journal you have weekly check ins about what worked that last week and what didn’t and what you want to accomplish the next week. This is such a great tool to bring you back and go through all the great things that happened to you the last week. Sometimes I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast that morning, so these check-ins provide me the opportunity to go back and remember all the great things that happened to me that week. It reminds me of how blessed I really am. 

She’s got a sweet surprise!

Something people might be surprised to know about me is that I have a bee colony and I pull my own honey. At the end of the year last year I pulled my first batch of honey and I gave it to my friends and family for Christmas ☺ 

Up until the end of 2021 I was very afraid of bees. Bees and I were not cool when I was a kid. I was so afraid of them! So I made sure to face my fears and I went to a bee colony to learn and educate myself on their role in the world. It was so eye-opening and I grew tons of respect for these little but mighty bees. So much so that I seeked out a way to help the world and environment and have my own bee colony. 

Her next round as Etta Place promises to be even more epic than the first.

Coming up next is the second Butch Cassidy movie that comes out in June–that I can’t wait for! In the first one you get introduced to each character but in the second one we know everyone already and get to have more action and dynamics. Its jam packed with excitements. 

Nikki Leigh

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