Sunday 21 February 2010

Can't stop thinking about you

I have been fascinated with actors and dancers all my life. I have always wondered what makes them tick. Where do they get their drive to work so hard every day, to always hone their craft, all for only the possibility of being able to live off their dream? I think I am beginning to understand.

When I first started realising that working in law wasn't for me the usual panic set in. What the hell was I going to do with my life? I had had these moments several times during the past few years but this time it was different. This time there was something taken a hold of me, slowly creeping up from my subconscious. Maybe the thought of wanting to be an actor has always been there, only the belief that I can be one, that I am an actor was missing.

With a bit more life experience and after getting to know myself better, this time around all I needed it seems was a little nudge in the right direction. Someone asking me if I could be anything, anything in the world, what would it be? All of a sudden the voice of 'reason' I had been steadily following didn't have anything left to say and since then I just can't stop thinking about it.

So what makes an actor, what makes a dancer tick? Why do they do what they do? Because they have to. They have to act, they have to dance, they have to try.

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