A great audition and a potential gig:
"You just don't care about what people think. But it's hard to do because people tell you what they think all the time. It's sort of nuts. We actors, we're a fragile bunch, and yet we need to be strong because 90% of our lives is rejection. You have to figure out what really is important." - Sandra Oh
I get to play a supernatural creature this summer! More updates on that as I get them, of course.
"Every day is a surprise. There are confirmations of an inter-connectivity and synchronicity which inspire, titillate and confirm the inherent comedy of the universe." - Billy Zane
A film booking and upcoming auditions:
"You're having a mental and physical breakdown throughout the course of the show every night. It is one of those parts, those plays, where the audience is willing you to dash yourself on the rocks, both artistically and actually a little bit. It's all very controlled and we're trying to make sure nothing like that would ever happen of course, but we have to go so far to make people feel like anything could happen, make it seem like we are on the verge of losing control. That's not only a hard line to ride, it's also an exhausting one. But I'm loving it, absolutely loving it." - James McAvoy on playing Macbeth
I had a fabulous callback this week! It's the second callback for a new play, so that stroked my actor-ego. Can't wait to see what happens!
"Nobody knows what you know like you know what you know. The way you see things is pretty unique."
- Issa Rae
A good audition, a callback for tomorrow, vlogging in my kitchen:
"I do it because I love to do it. There have been a lot of parts I've been up for that I haven't gotten. I don't get everything handed to me like some people think." - Emma Roberts
An excellent shoot and two upcoming auditions:
"The joy of 'Crash' was that it was all about the work. It was my first real part. Before that, it was a line here and there, maybe a scene. 'Crash' was five scenes, a beautiful arc, a little vignette of my own. It really meant something." - Michael Peña on acting in Crash
An excellent audition, getting ready for next week's shoot, and NYC living:
"I'm always hungry for the next thing. I'm never resting on my laurels." - Constance Wu
An upcoming film audition, snow, and Mahershala Ali:
"Understand that we are all co-creators of our respective destinies."
- Mahershala Ali
A commercial, a not so slow holiday season, and Olivia Wilde:
"Trying to find this industry's tendency to celebrate the physical is a waste of time. So I'm happy to play the game. But I am also thirsty for input. I'm not a dunce whose only skill is knowing how to take a photograph, you know? And at the end of the day, I think it makes me slightly less replaceable." - Olivia Wilde
A late vlog post, winter, another audition, another shoot coming up, and realizing you may have too many jobs:
"Giving voice to characters that have no other voice—that’s the great worth of what we do." - Meryl Streep
Redefining "cool" on a daily basis