The 24-year-old star is heading to LA in April to boost her career opportunities.
"I'm really looking forward to it," the ex-Hollyoaks actress told the Daily Star. "I can't wait to knuckle down and hopefully get some exciting acting jobs.
"Hopefully I can make an impression over there. I love the life and everything. I am filming at the moment too which is really exciting."
Atkinson revealed that she is already shooting a thriller called 13 Hours. "It is a horror and it is hard work but very rewarding," she said.
She will make her big screen debut later this year in the Duncan Ward-directed Boogie Woogie.