This is my birthday month as with a lot of others I celebrate all month long. Yup that’s right. Say it loud I’m Sagittarius and proud!
- I never knew how the tradition on birthday celebrations began. Very cool.
- I hope I look as good as these women do at 40. That’s my b-day wish.
- This behind the scenes of Kid President made me happy and sad and, well you’ll see.
- I love hammocks I could spend forever here.
- I love the show Girls and I love the Mindy Project. These is interview is hilarious
As always have a fantastic weekend,
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Mine was a bit disastrous as I am travelling to renew my visa and everything that can go wrong….is going wrong. But despite that I had many tremendous reasons for gratitude. I get to live and work in America doing work I love, I have a wonderful mother, I am healthy, strong. There is so much to be thankful for I can go on for a lifetime. Here is a look at what I’m loving this week:
- After watching this, there was no way I could complain about my little visa problems. #gratitude
- I’m not the biggest Jennifer Lawrence fan but I do love her point of view on body image.
- I’m sure after yesterdays feast we all need to get back to our healthy habits. I’m going to try these.
- A girl can dream can’t she! What a diamond to that I would say yes.
- We all have setbacks, things go haywire. How do you handle it?
Happy Black Friday
Image credit: KLCE Classy 97
This is a feel good weekend because I’m home. My theme song has been Beyonce ft J. Cole Party. That’s how I’m feeling.
- Oh I love Octavia Spencer and Angela Lansbury So I can’t wait for this.
- I actually found this quite funny. Those rappers and their name dropping.
- I really do love The New York Times. Seeing these actors monologues is so cool.
- I loved this article on successful people were doing in their 20′s. Inspirational. Arianna Huffington is my fav, she’s so cool.
- This is so different and interesting. I really can’t explain it you’ll have to see for yourself.
Have a fab weekend. I’m off to the beach
Image: The Keep Calm-O-Matic
I was recently working on a scene in which my scene partner made a choice to smoke. He used really cigarettes. Now for me second hand smoke is a big no no. I hate smoke. I hate when people smoke around me. I just hate it. I don’t judge those that do smoke, I just don’t want to have to inhale it.
For two reasons really. 1. I’m allergic. 2. It gets up in my sinus. Now here is the funny part. The scene we were working in is called 27 Wagons Full of Cotton By Tennessee Williams. Wait the best part is one of my lines in the script written by Mr. Williams is “Well smoke got in my eyes and nose and throat it hurt my sinus. I was in such a won out nervous condition it made me cry” Truer words had never been said.
I started a coughing fit in the scene and after the performance my scene partner mentioned to me he thought I was acting, with the coughing etc. Nope I was choking to death literally!
I don’t want to stifle anyone’s creative juices and their acting choices but he wasn’t picking up my hint in rehearsal when I said I’m allergic to the smoke. It hurts my sinus. Granted those are words in the actually script so he’s probably thinking I’m doing method or something. But I don’t know how much more of this I can take. Between the smoke and the allergies I was sick, really, really throwing up sick for 4 days. How can I ask him to not smoke. Well I can’t I guess.
So I did some research and found out what the pro’s use on set. They can’t actually be smoking on set. The New York Post had this great article. Apparently for pot smoking on screen they use Oregano, who knew.
I think I’ll this article to my scene partner. Maybe then he’ll get the hint!
Cheer’s to the weekend. Here’ what made me salivate this week:
- This little kid is too cute. What a gift to mother’s everywhere.
- Four words. Leonardo DiCaprio Martin Scorsese. Enough said.
- In my business negotiation is key. I loved the pointers in this article about negotiating your pay
- O.k. this is my girl crush career wise. Yes I just had her listed last week. But she always books the jobs I wanted. Gotta love Nicole.
- I’m more of a dress girl myself. But this article on the evolution of the pant is pretty cool.
That’s all for now
After reading this interview by Alec Baldwin, I felt inspired to see the documentary in question, Seduced and Abandoned. I’ve been thinking about my a career of choice lately and I do agree the movie business is pretty hard. You have to be tough as steel to make it. It’s a very competitive business and if it’s not your passion and you don’t find it thrilling then I think it will be very difficult for you to do it, because it’s so tough.
Tough in the sense that you’re going to have your heartbroken over and over again. You may kill yourself to get a role you’d probably be great at and you may not even be able to get in on the audition. Or you may go to network over and over again and not book the job. You may spend years in acting class honing your skill and not book anything. It’s a business of highs and lows. I remember my second year in Los Angeles I had a talk with myself about whether or not I was really going to commit my life to this career. I knew the road ahead was not guaranteed and would be unpredictable and filled with heartache, but also filled with great joy and excitement and passion. So I chose to forge on, and I do not regret it at all.
When I look at these actors who have had such great success’ and I hear the agony over their careers I get it. We’re artists and we are made to create, but its the little pesky things like money and business that gets in the way.
But you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what I do, and I’ll keep working to get to the level of success that I want.
The documentary is on HBO and is worth watching. Its great juicy behind the scenes cut throat action. As an actress I know saw how they look at us when we’re auditioning. The part regarding Neve Campbell’s bank ability was interesting as well. But I also enjoyed Bérénice Bejo‘s take.
I think Alec Baldwin was right, in this business we must be a bit selfish, but also tough as nails I think.
Hello Friday! What an exciting week around the web. Here’s what stirred my pot this week so to speak:
- I like this idea on growing into who we want to be. The gap between where we are and where we want to be. I thought he covered it well.
- I love the turban and I’m glad its made a come back. I love these turbans even more because she turned her mothers brain cancer diagnosis into beauty.
- Are you loving the fall TV shows. These are the women they say will emerge. I’ve been watching Nicole for sometime, we’re the same casting!
- I am not a cat person, but these feline illustrations by Jenny Parks are amazing.
- If you haven’t seen 12 Year’s a Slave you must. I read the book, I submitted for one of the roles as well.
See you Monday