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 […]
What experiences inspired you to pursue being an actor or other artist? These books are about those kinds of experiences. The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations Edited by Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition; photos by Jeff Vespa; designed by typographer and art director Nancy Rouemy. The book features one hundred […]
What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
Most of us will never be actors or…
Helen Mirren has portrayed many confident, even imperious, women in her long and successful career. But personally, as she commented in a British newspaper interview, she has experienced insecurity throughout her life. She emphasized that it should be called “experienced” rather than “suffered” – a helpful framing of what is often perceived as a negative […]
How much are you able to bring your full and authentic self to your creative work? This may be an especially meaningful question if you are an actor. Brie Larson commented about Emma Stone: “She is never afraid to show us the most difficult thing you can show the world: yourself.” From article Can You […]