Many actors and other performers experience stage fright. What are some of the feelings and thinking that drive this anxiety? For some performers, their inexperience can lead to insecurity, but a number of people report these feelings even after establishing themselves for years as accomplished artists. Ann Dowd was quoted in a 2015 New York […]
Do you express yourself creatively – or in other ways – as fully and authentically as you want? If you’re like most of us, the answer is No. For one thing, our inner dialogue can be less than helpful or encouraging.
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 […]
Jane Russell famously starred in “The Outlaw” in 1943. Her Wikipedia profile notes “She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career. “Russell married three times, adopted three children, and in 1955 founded the World Adoption International Fund. “She received several accolades for her achievements in films, including having her hand- and footprints immortalized […]
On screen, there are many “strong women” who inspire us. I have felt real pleasure and admiration seeing a woman character take action against an evil force, for example – Sigourney Weaver in “Aliens” and Helen Mirren in “Prime Suspect” to mention just a couple of “classics.” And Geena Davis as the President is at […]