Anne Hathaway once commented about being highly sensitive and comparing her career as an actor to another artist: “I cry terribly easily…I was reading an article about Kate Winslet in Vogue, and I love her so much, I started crying, realizing how great she is and how far I have to go.” The entertainment business may be a […]
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 […]
Comparing our work and ourselves to others may be natural in our competitive culture, but it can be very self-limiting – perhaps especially for creative people. Self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff notes “Being average is unacceptable. We have to be special and above average to feel we have any worth at all.” Elaine Aron, a psychologist and […]
“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… …