“My personal creative process has always been very torturous, because I try to be a perfectionist. That’s the way the ego works.” Director Alejandro González Iñarritu, who goes on to say about ego: “It’s extraordinarily demanding; it’s a dictator; and it can push you to bring out the best in yourself. “But at the same […]
Even very talented people may experience fraud or impostor feelings, which can lead to insecurity about their abilities, despite their accomplishments.
“I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing.”
Jodie Foster mad…
Melora Hardin, in addition to acting, is also a musician and director. In our interview several years ago, she talked about how actors and artists – especially women – are responded to and labeled. “I have never ever felt when I walked into a room as a brunette that anybody was testing my intelligence. “But […]
Amber Riley is one of the dynamic actor-singers on the musical/comedy series Glee. She recalls her rejection from American Idol: “My life was crushed when they told me ‘No.’ “But I was 17, it was a long time ago and rejection like that only makes you stronger, gets you asking — how can I better […]
Body image issues can be particularly acute for people in entertainment, which also provides most of the icons and role models of appearance. In her memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, Portia de Rossi writes about a dark side of pursuing a “perfect” look. “Anorexia was my first love. “I didn’t decide […]