To be the best, you must do everything you can.
Honestly acting has always been the goal. Ever since I was a child.
But thinking of this now, when I am almost 25… it makes me weak. Things have changed and there has definitely been a time where I have felt like giving up. Not because I doubt myself or my desire for successes, and happiness. But because at times I have doubted my passion for acting and didn’t know exactly what I was looking for.
I have really only seen one side of acting. The side from a perspective of a young girl who moved to LA and got a job on Hollywood Blvd the first day she lived there to dream and hope that she would be discovered. Then to working as an extra and stand in on multiple sets. Than switching to production and even working as Production Manager and auditioning for lead feature film roles. I’ve done the duty and feel like I have been paying dues. YOU’VE READ my stories! You know I’ve been on some crazy sets and have had a lot of fun.
Putting 3 years into acting is a lot. And I know there are many, many, many more to go. As I progressed up into higher positions and bigger production. I realized that I had surrounded myself with professionals. A lot of different professionals, kinds of all sorts. Money, Privileged, Artist, Experienced, Talented, Dreamers, Believers. I’ve seen them all. All with different experience, I realized that a lot of the people who were going for the same dream as me were actors. Actors since birth. Just like me. With different experiences. Some had been in movies and commercials or plays since they were five, some had parents or uncles in the business and some were just lucky. After I had booked my first job in a feature film, I had accomplished my goals. I had been an actress in a feature film. haha. Now what?
The goal is to be a good actress, a great actress, a wonderful actress. After learning what it was like to work with successful actors I had realize that most of their experience had came from theater, and that they did work with coaches or directors who helped them and teach them things that you can’t always learn from experience. Or things that are good to know before big opportunities, like what to expect or how to act. ;)
I am now taking my first theater class at the number one City College in the Nation! And am experiencing for the first time what it is like to act on a stage, to study a play, to project to and connect with an audience. I’m not just auditioning, I’m not just responding or acting in front of a camera. I AM performing.
I am connecting, I am entertaining.
It is the passion, I’ve been craving! It is performing and I am in LOVE!