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 […]
How does the fear of rejection impact your life as an actor or other artist? “She is desperate to be an actress. “I’ll send her to theater camp and the best acting classes, but there’s no way I’m going to put this kid in the movies, because of the rejection. “It’s so hard as an […]
Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.
“Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work.”
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