I’m in America!! Having a wonderful time seeing what the States have to offer so please forgive me for disappearing for a while.
This quote is one of many by the incredible Martin Luther King Jr and has always stuck with me.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
I might disappear again for a bit…lots to see, lots to do, plenty to share with you when it’s all done!
I can’t believe I’m about to show you guys this…I fought with myself about whether it was a good idea for a good long while. But in the end I decided hey, this is what I do, I may as well share some of it with you!
Sooo here is a little collection of scenes from different jobs I’ve had recently, edited together for a ‘showreel’. Hopefully there will be many more jobs and many more scenes to add to it in the future.
It’s always nerve-racking showing work you’re in to people you don’t know very well. Scary scary scary!
Sometimes you find a song, film, book or piece of art that really affects you. ‘Skinny Love’ does this for me. This song gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. I can’t decide whether it makes me happy or sad … possibly both at the same time. Either way I am so completely in love with this artist. The music and her voice are so emotive and really touch the soul.
Here she is doing a cover of ‘Skinny Love’ originally by Bon Iver. Please have a look, I promise you will not regret it.
What I find hard to believe is that this beautiful singer Birdy is only 15 years old, still at high school in the UK, sitting exams and dealing with life as a teenager. Birdy (aka Jasmine van den Bogaerde) was discovered when she won the Open Mic UK competition in 2008 at the young age of 12. Thank goodness for us!
I can’t find her album ‘Birdy’ here in Australia yet but I’m holding out till the day it arrives. What amazing talent she has! Such a blessing on the world.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. there’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. we can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Button’s letter to his daughter, from ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A beautiful piece of writing from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I love the idea and the reality that there are no rules when it comes to living our lives. We have the ability to re-make ourselves whenever we choose. And why not? We’re multifaceted beings with many different hopes, hates and loves.
So for what it’s worth, I hope everyone is living life being who they want to be. And if you’re not, then become who you want to be.
Ok so I’ve already shown you my favourite male actors. Now it’s time for my favourite actresses! I can’t say enough how much I admire these women.
A lot of these older actresses are the reason I wanted to follow this career path in the first place. They are goddesses in my eyes and I could watch their work forever. The younger actresses on here in my opinion stand out above the rest of young actors in Hollywood for their elegance, poise and depth of character in their work.
I would be extremely happy to have a 10th of the impact they’ve had on me to some other aspiring actor one day. When I need a boost of confidence and motivation, I look to these women’s work. They remind me that I’m in this for the long-haul not a quick fire career. If I don’t ‘make it’ until I’m 50, hey no sweat, I’ve got another 40 years to work from there!
Someone asked me the other day who my favourite actors were. I umm-ed and aahh-ed for a good few minutes struggling to come up with an answer. It’s not because I couldn’t think of any, it was because there are way too many wonderful actors that I love and I couldn’t pick any few in … Continue reading →
Sometimes it gets hard following the path of an actress. In can get quite depressing when you are so passionate about what you do and yet it feels as though getting where you want to go is like swimming through a pool of jelly…
Yummy! But a slow slow process.
So on days when I need a good’ol kick up the bum or some extra inspiration I take a look at my favourite actors and their work. I find the audition process quite intimate and intense. You put everything you have into each one you go to. So I thought I’d share this video of Rachel McAdams…
I love Rachel McAdams, she is one of my favourite young actresses and seeing her go through the same process the rest of us struggling actors do gives me the inspiration I need to get on with it!