with perseverance

with perseverance

I woke up Wednesday morning from a sweat-inducing dream. I was hanging out with friends when I suddenly realized that my audition was that day, halfway across town in rush hour, and I was nowhere near ready...

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the greatest

Muhammad Ali once said, “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” Last night at our meeting for the Bel Air Drama Department, one of the guys in the group who...

dare to suck

dare to suck

So last week I saw a breakdown for a film with several roles that were perfect for me. I’ve done a lot of workshops in my day, so I checked to see if I had...

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fear and willingness to fail

“Your level of success will be in proportion to the level of failure you have learned from. Be willing to fail.” – Randy Gage Failure. It’s not a word we like to hear. The mere mention of failure,...

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on competing with everyone and no one

“This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice. People are going to try to trick you. To make you feel that you are in competition with one another. ‘You’re...

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created to create

“Have you ever noticed our culture lives off other people’s acts of creation? Consider how many ‘awards’ shows fill the television schedule – the Grammys, the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Awards, the Golden Globes, the Dove...

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ability, opportunity, Lucy

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” – Lucille Ball I recently had a meeting with a manager. I was doing some research on him beforehand, and I loved his website. He had some really great...

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never have a backup plan

A lot of times people ask me if I have a timeline for acting… Do I have a certain number of years I plan on staying in LA? The answer is no. And this...

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predicting the unpredictable

It’s hard to plan in this business. Here are just a few wonderful things I have seen that can happen: – You can book a role and get sick. (A friend of mine booked...

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the armor of acting

The following in an excerpt from BackStage from a recent interview with actress Eva Green, aka Vesper Lynd in 2005’s “Casino Royale.” “Even though Green has experienced how challenging the business of acting can be,...