"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Less of an Actress, More of a Waitress

Being an actress is haaaaaard. I could go on and on and complain about it, which, trust me, I do, and I will, but let's go into the reasons why people decide to act.

We're lazy.

Ha! Just kidding! Actors are some of the most courageous, dedicated people on the planet. Okay, not really. I read that somewhere. Load of bunk. Actors are the most narcissistic, egomaniacal people. But we HAVE to be. From the very get go, our first tool to get us into the audition in the first place is our picture. Our headshot. So all of a sudden, we have to look at ourselves like a product. And to do that, we have to be very critical.

Plus, look up any famous person. Any celebrity. Go ahead. Think of someone. Ready? Okay. They had family already in the business. Or they were a Disney baby. Or a reality whore. True story. Jennifer Aniston did not just come out of nowhere. Her dad was a huge soap star. Miley Cyrus is a Disney baby AND she has a famous father. Lauren Conrad? Well, I don't watch her reality show, but from what Joe N. told me, she has no soul. And she really doesn't count because she doesn't want to act. She just wants to be famous. Like Paris Hilton. Ick.

But this is what it takes.

Now for the rest of us, you'll generally see two types of actors. Those who give it two years in LA before they get famous, and those who are in it until they die. The former, usually from the midwest and usually pretty, usually all leave because acting isn't really what they wanted to do in the first place. The latter, well. I fall in that category.

I am in it to win it.

1 comment:

  1. I am the first to follow your blog. I created a site last week but haven't posted anything yet!

    You go girl!! I have a hunch you will make it before you die ;) What is wrong with the commercial agents and cd's? Have they not realized you should have a Pantone Pro V commercial running right now??!!


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