Tuesday 17 August 2010

The Struggling Actress

So, I have been reading this inspiring blog by 'The Struggling Actress", Lira, for a while now. It doesn't matter that she lives and works in L.A. and that her industry experiences are mostly nothing like mine. I mean, really, and don't get me wrong, I love 'Wellywood' wholeheartedly, to compare the L.A. and Wellington film industries, especially in the way they work for actors, is a liiiittle difficult. You've got to read Lira's blog. Period. Because it doesn't matter where in the world you pursue your dream of acting. What you can learn from Lira's experiences, you can take away to your acting life anywhere. It's in the way she writes, it's in her honesty, in the way she shares herself with us, vulnerable and real, and it's in her unabashed optimism and love for her craft. Her writing makes me dream, and be daring and admit to myself that I want to be an actor for the rest of my life. Thank you, Lira, and happy birthday!

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