“Sometimes I wake up in the morning before going off to a shoot, and I think, I can’t do this; I’m a fraud. They’re going to fire me — all these things. I’m fat; I’m ugly…” Those admissions by Kate Winslet [Interview mag. Nov 2000] were made after her Academy Award nominations for Titanic (1997) […]
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… …
A number of actors say they feel insecure at times about their talents, their careers and other parts of their lives – even people who are acclaimed and rewarded for their creative work. ~~~~ Thora Birch has commented on how transitory perspectives and feelings can be: “If I wake up on the wrong side of the […]
“You know you’ve found your voice when you feel real, connected, and strong.” – Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz Ethan Hawke talks about his daughter Maya Hawke, who has starred in movies and TV projects including Little Women and Stranger Things: An interviewer asks, “How proud of a papa are you?” Hawke replies, “Embarrassingly so. It’s so […]
A number of highly talented actors and other artists feel insecure about their talents at times, and may be more or less aware of beliefs and feelings that fuel that insecurity. What about unconscious ways artists limit themselves? Emily Mortimer – even though she had solid acting credits – said in a 2013 interview she doubted […]