In the film “Towelhead,” Summer Bishil plays 13-year-old Jasira, a Lebanese-American girl navigating through her adolescence, including challenges with identity, sexual awakening and self-esteem. In our interview, Summer, who made the film at age 18, and at the time of our interview was 20, talks about a number of her perspectives on her work. “Acting […]
Actors and Performers
Dee Wallace has achieved over 100 credits as an actor in film, television and the stage, in a career of more than 30 years so far. She is also an acting teacher, public speaker, workshop leader, spiritual healer, and author of “Conscious Creation: Directing Energy to Get the Life You Want,” a book on self-healing […]
In the movie The Black Dahlia (2006), based on her infamous murder, struggling actress Elizabeth Short (aka “The Black Dahlia,” played by Mia Kirshner) is shown auditioning for role after role. Scarlett Johansson (who acted in the movie) said she has “a lot of friends who are very talented actors and musicians who struggle… “Any […]
Even people with exceptional creative talents and accomplishments can feel insecure.
Meryl Streep, for example, has said, “I have varying degrees of confidence and self-loathing…You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… …
Covering up, not acknowledging, or discounting our talents and abilities is something many high ability people do – perhaps especially girls and women. Sally M. Reis, Ph.D. found that “gifted girls do not want to be considered different from their friends and same-age peers. Indeed, a tendency exists for many females, regardless of age, to […]