I work hard and I don’t tend to lack for motivation towards my goals, but every now and then my body and mind gets a little tired, or lacklustre, and just when I’m least expecting it procrastination slips it’s way in a sits firmly at the back of my mind waiting for its moment to strike.… Read More
This week’s post is inspired by a tweet recently sent by casting director Dan Hubbard. “Tip for Actors: If you don’t have a showreel on your Spotlight you are not serious about your career.” At the time he was preparing for a meeting with a director and a lot of the actors he wanted to push… Read More
We all know how life can get you down, and then it kicks you just a little bit more whilst you there. And then for actors there are those days when life’s having a good kick, and then the industry joins in too! I’m having one of those days, rather than let it get me… Read More
1. Apologising for being in the audition room If you take nothing else from this article just take this. Never apologise for being in the audition room. You got to this stage because they liked you and because they wanted to see you. You’ve already done the hard work by getting yourself there, so enjoy… Read More
A full uncensored interview with awards contenders Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Brolin (Labor Day) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station). Thank you Hollywood Reporter for posting this link.
Today’s blog from my other website… On this day, World Mental Health Day, I thought I’d share my mental health story… I have Bipolar Affective Disorder, type 2. It’s been a very long journey (about 20 years) with a lot of struggling, I have only just been recently diagnosed – through my day-job ironically. After the recession… Read More
Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get “real” jobs, and… Read More
A fabulous post, from the fabulous Emily Grace… Holidays used to be really tough for me. I’d go home to my family, and feel pretty inadequate. When people would ask me “Have I seen you in anything” I’d just shrink, feeling like a failure. Someone outside of the entertainment industry views “success” as something they… Read More