Well, why not??
What is there not to love about getting the opportunity to be someone else? To act out your worst demons with no judgments? Come on… wouldnt we all wish we could just play, all day long, and not being called anything strange?? Well maybe not… But! I would!!
I love it, and at the same time, it terrifies the shizzzz out of me… Cause “it” will force you to be true to who you are, in all your glory… And truly also in all your not so pretty sides. And its really not always as easy as it sounds… (Thank GOD for therapists!!!)
I admire any actor or person in general, who is not afraid to show true emotions, who is not afraid to be their most terrible self, who is not afraid to fail… That’s pure courage!!
I have already mentioned, I’ve loved acting/movies/tv, since I was a little kid! I just didnt know, how honest you would have to be, until I was in my 30’s… (I know, right… its crazy!! I cant believe it either!! Ive passed the big 30…)
I thought I was cool enough as me
I figured out, very early, I wanted to be an actor! I just didnt know how to get there… I honestly thougt, by just being me, I was cool enough, and I didnt have to take classes or anything… I-was-the-SHIZ!
Behind that wall of denial, there was a little girl, who just wanted to be accepted, and perhaps a helping hand… I just never knew what to do, or how to take it the next step…
Trust me, she’s still in there, its really a constant work in progress.
And let me just say, YOU ARE ENOUGH!!
I can’t emphasise that enough!
You just have to keep working at your craft and get a better understanding of what this whole thing, called being a human, means to you, and what to do with it!!
Cause, YES! You are absolutely enough!! Thats really all anyone ever wants from you!! So, go learn how to be the real you, while you work at perfecting your craft
Learning to lose control
For me, its really hard, to let go of control… To trust Im REALLY likeable, even though I might be playing a character, who’s not so likeable. To trust my instincts completely, and just be in that moment!
But I want to be as honest as possible in my work…. Even though its really scary sometimes.
But isn’t life exactly the same??
If you dont agree, I strongly encourage you switch it up a bit, cause eventhough life can be really scary at times, wouldnt it be boring if it was sound and safe all the time??
The same with acting! We love all the messy acting we see… If we dont get that, what is there really left?
I love how you can use every emotion in you, and transfer it into the character you’re playing.
No matter how your day is like, use it!!
So go be you, all day long