Something for the Naysayers and Put Down Merchants


ImageI noted this contribution from a friend on the British Actors Network Group on Facebook.  How well it sums up where I am and how I feel about my career and those people who have spent the best part of 2012 putting me down.  If you are still bothering to read my “bullshit” as you put it, then by all means read this and ask yourself, whether you even have ‘a set of balls’ to do what I and many other artistes do for a living, without any guarantee of success?  Be my guest. Read below and do so if you dare:-

Stolen from a friend’s time line …
“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgement. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”-David Ackert, LA Times

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