In her novel about a late-19th-century actress, “In America,” Susan Sontag wrote, “She had loved being an actress because the theatre seemed to her nothing less than the truth. A higher truth. Acting in a play, one of the great plays, you became better than you really were. “You said only words that were sculpted, […]
With the increasing demand for “content” in so many channels of entertainment and other media, are people who write, create illustrations and movies and other artwork highly respected, in high demand and getting great compensation?
Not so …
In her post Defining Success on the Showfax blog The Actors Voice, author and casting director Bonnie Gillespie writes about new actors lusting after fame. Here are some excerpts : Those who do become household names? They’re talented. Yes. That’s a given. Being even moderately successful in this industry requires a baseline of talent. Done. […]
One way to think about the related ideas of self esteem, self regard and self concept is in terms of how we compare ourselves to others, which can suffocate our creativity. If you are an actor, for example (or even wanting to be one), and compare yourself with Meryl Streep or Colin Firth, do you […]
Liev Schreiber once commented on emotional isolation as an actor: “Acting kind of insulates you from the world. Ironically you go into this job that you think is going to allow you to be expressive to people and to connect to the world. “And the more successful you are in a strange way, the less […]