Are You Having Fun Yet?

Acting is fun. That’s why we got into it in the first place. To play. To pretend. Yet so often actors are stressed out, negative, heartbroken. I’ve totally been there and I get why. When you choose to make your life as an actor, there’s suddenly so much pressure and the play gets lost – and it’s usually the first thing to go.

Audition. Be well trained. Have a headshot that looks exactly like you. Pay rent with a day job. Get a good agent. Network. Prepare 20 monologues. Study. Be available 24/7. Get rejected. Over. And over. And over. Always have a great attitude! 

Clips from a recent self tape submission. Shot at midnight after class. I was tired, but enjoyed every second of it.

Something has happened to me since I’ve moved to Seattle. I’ve felt a shift. The audition room is fun. Class is fun. When I book my first role here, I know I will have fun on set. What gives?

I’m not entirely sure. But I think it mostly has to do with a mindset change. My whole existence isn’t based on booking a co-star. It’s important to me, sure, but not EVERYTHING anymore. This realization has freed me.

A mindset change takes practice and consistency and I’ve tried many different tactics over the years. Perhaps I’ve finally found the combination that works for me. 

If you’d like to know a few tips on how I overcome the Debbie Downers, leave me a comment or shoot me a message. I’d love to connect with you.

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