There are many challenges in the journey of how to become an actor, including acting auditions and casting calls. Here are some insights from actors: America Ferrera – actor, musician, producer (“Superstore” and others) spoke about casting: “I was 18 and putting myself on tape for a movie I really wanted. I got that phone […]
“Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be. I can’t stand it when they behave like solicitors from Penge. … I’m a would-be rebel. The good girl who’d like to be a bad one.” Helen Mirren [imdb.com, unknown date] But being “bad” [at least in ways that are not self- or socially-destructive] can […]
Many performers and other artists talk about their creative passions starting as a child, and having a drive to create in order to feel really alive. Most creative people probably find actively using their imaginations to explore and express themselves is more than just casual play, it is an enduring passion starting early in life. […]
Rashida Jones played Karen Filipelli on NBC’s The Office. The daughter of actor Peggy Lipton and musician Quincy Jones, she is biracial and also Jewish. A magazine article noted she is “Constantly told she looks too light to play African American, and rarely cast in period pieces” because, she explains, “people like me didn’t exist.” […]
How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career in the arts?
“The motherhood thing – I think of it like a marathon, except a marathon is over in a day. It’s an endurance test and it’s some…