This post starts off a little anecdotal, so please bear with me. It’s something I really want you to think about.
I remember when I was first starting out I used to read a lot of ‘how to audition’ and ‘how to work as an actor’ books. I remember they used to describe the acting industry as ‘tough’ and ‘competitive’ (der) and suggested that not many people actually ‘make it’ as actors. I figured I’d just be in the tiny percentage that did ‘make it’. I was pretty arrogant and fairly naïve… but that probably worked in my favour at times. I never told anyone that I believed that about myself, which probably worked in my favour as well – people are often pretty quick to laugh at you or shut you down when you say you want to be an actor, so I can imagine they would have found it pretty hilarious if I’d told them I thought I’d be the next Nicole Kidman (these were the days before Cate Blanchett… I’m showing my age now). Read More