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The actor’s job is not to judge the text, but to love it and live it no matter what.
I’m seeing this on Thursday
quoting spongebob is the fastest way to my heart
WHAT?! WHAT DID HE SAY?
People say that I can be a really nice person, even to people that some would not be so nice to. I guess in a way it’s just me just wanting everyone to get along and feel included. I hate it when I know people aren’t happy or feel neglected. But there are always some people and some situations where you just need tolerance. Like I can’t be mean to people (or at least I try not to be) so I automatically deal with everyone even if I really don’t want to. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time…. On one hand I don’t want to hurt this person’s feeling by but the other they are so damn annoying. It can get frustrating.
Another form of this tolerance is this constant fear of inconveniencing people. I honestly would rather be the inconvenienced one. It sucks though because then people walk all over me. The last one. I hate to disappoint people. People call me teachers pet and a suck up because I can’t stand the idea of disappointing so I always have to impress. I’m crazy like that. It’s really bad… Well this was not where I was going with this rant at all but it’s nice so whatever.
katharinemcphee Are Karen and Ivy up to something again in Times Square?
I saw them there!!
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As my first semester at AMDA comes to a close, I’ve noticed how much my life has changed. I’ve gone from a small town kid from nowhere, New Jersey to an actor in training that lives 23 blocks from Times Square. How mind boggling is that? My teachers have been on Broadway, National Tours, movies, some are currently directing shows and much more! I mean call me crazy but it doesn’t get much better than that! Which is why I have to keep pushing myself and keep fighting for this dream. It isn’t easy and I have only touched the surface! It’s scary as hell but it’s also so freaking exciting! I know I belong here. I just know it.
Lord, sometimes I feel like this is an actual thing. Seeing reoccurring “signs” that push me to keep going. And these trivial hints pop up everywhere and always come just when you lost the thrill of the last one. You are focusing on something completely different and then WHAM!!! It hits you. You see a picture, a word, a person. Usually these things are repetitive and because of that they are even more special. And they make you believe in something greater than yourself.
But through all this you wonder if this is just coincidence or your mind just wanting something so badly that it plays tricks on itself to get almost a hopefully high. That desire encompasses your being and forces you to believe. Then you look at the reality of the situation and you come to terms with it and you stop yourself from fighting a battle you can’t win.
So you move on. Then two seconds later when you literally just forgot, WHAM! It’s a sign!
Les Miserables according to Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
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 judgment.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.
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