‘I just don’t doubt myself’: How Aussie TikTok star Sarah McCreanor’s ‘stupid ideas’ go viral
Los Angeles-based Australian actress and dancer Sarah McCreanor has carved out an impressive career starring in commercials for some big-name brands, but it’s her TikTok videos that have now gained her online fame.
Her amazing videos where she performs interpretive dance mimicking unusual footage such as a hydraulic system squashing items such as a plastic ball and a toy elf have earned her more than 1.6 million followers on TikTok.
Watch the video above as Sarah McCreanor discusses her amazing TikTok videos
McCreanor told The Morning Show just how surprised she was that the off-beat videos had attracted so much attention.
“Honestly, I have to pinch myself every now and then because it’s just crazy. And I don’t think I really understand how far it’s gone but everyday I keep getting messages from friends, family being like, ‘I just saw it again here’ or ‘just saw it again there’ and it’s just weird,” she said.
When asked what makes a video goes viral, McCreanor explained that there was no way to predict how something might be received.
“I think for me personally I’ve had a few rounds of ‘going viral’ but it’s just my stupid ideas, I just do them without second-guessing it and it just happens, so I don’t know.
“I feel like I just don’t doubt myself and sometimes it works,” she revealed.
“The hydraulic press videos are a really well-known phenomenon on the internet, the channel that posts them are really well-known and everyone does reaction videos.
“To be honest I was like, ‘people are just reacting with their facial expressions, not saying anything’. And I was like, ‘that’s kind of boring’ so I thought, ‘let’s just take it up a notch and be the object’,” said McCreanor.