“Great acting comes from who you are as an individual… Focus on nurturing yourself as a human being who exists outside of this industry. Do the things that make you happy. Go have some fun. Find the bliss in your life – and when you do, share it with someone else… Acting is a very delicate art form that’s based on your personal life experience. So how can you be a great actor if you have no life?” – Secret Agent Man (BackStage)
When I first moved to LA, I thought that I had to spend every waking moment focused on acting and anything acting related. Surely if a potential agent could see that, they would take me on as their most dedicated new client.
I soon realized that only focusing on “the business” is just plain crazy. Acting is not my life. Acting is my job. It’s what I love. But it doesn’t define me. I am also a daughter, a sister, a friend, and most importantly a child of God. And the beautiful thing is that all these aspects of myself make me a better actor!
I am extremely dedicated to my craft, and I work very hard to excel at it. However, I’m not going to feel guilty for taking time to play, relax, and enjoy LA… So that’s exactly what I will do.