Because I can't get into the drama JUST yet, I can only say that I have someone amazing in my corner call BS on someone I'm working with and is helping me out way more than I could ever imagine. Sounds scandalous, right? And then, once I'm able to talk about it, you'll be like, "What, that's it? Pffth!"
I know, I know. But it's made me angry and beside myself and amazed at how high my voice can go when I keep repeating "Really!?" over and over again, which, is a rather redundant way to say wow.
Next Monday, I have a meeting with a mother/daughter to help give them an idea of what life really is like for the average (read: struggling) actress in LA. I applaud the mother's decision to fly out from Boston to help give her daughter a real life look at the real world here, but so far, the girl has yet to reach out to me personally, which I find worrisome in a town that is all about networking. Does she want to be an actress because she has no other choice in life and she must do it or she'll dieeeee! or does she want to be an actress because it's fun! and easy! and she can be on tv! I talked to her Boston acting coach and have to say, if she wants to be an actress, she's going to have to really convince me she's going to do it and not give up after two years. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just two years you lose out of your life when you could be enjoying your youth, going out with your friends, getting an education, and building a career in another field you actually like more and find more fun anyway.
You guys, acting is hard. It is hard. It takes years of training and mad skills to make something so difficult look so easy anyone can do it. And even harder is the struggle that comes with it. Unless your mother or father is famous, or you grew up in the business since you were a baby, or both (Hi Drew Barrymore!) you're pretty much going to struggle to become a working actor. You are going to have soul crushing jobs. You are going to cry about your life. You are going to see all your facebook friends get married and have families. You are going to be refilling diet cokes and getting stiffed on tips. You are going to play a pregant woman in peril more than once. You are going to think that once you're finally SAG eligible, the auditioning world will open up to you and Hollywood is your oyster.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame has glitter in the pavement. It sparkles! Did you know that? It also has homeless people sleeping on it. This is real LA life. For the first five years here, the first FIVE at least, when someone says, Have you been in anything I've seen? The answer is no. Unless they're addicted to pregnant women in peril recreated episodics.
So yeah. Frustrated rant.
And now, to make you laugh, cause being bummed out kinda sucks:
It's also extremely hard to take a good headshot. Or a default picture on a social networking site. I saw this video http://pogpog.com/v/do-not-trust-profile-pictures/ and it made me laugh out loud because I've had the same default picture on FB for almost a year and thought today about changing it but don't have any pictures I'm happy with to replace it. Now I know what to do!
Keep on truckin, ya'll. And if you want to be an actress, prove it. For 10 years.