WHY NOT ME?

I admit I’m not the biggest sports fan. I’ve tried to get into football over the years, but I just can’t. That being said, SuperBowlit’s physically impossible not to get excited when your hometown team makes it to the Super Bowl. A Super Bowl that’s playing in your adopted city (okay, I know technically the Super Bowl was in New Jersey. But come on.) So – to clarify –  we have the Seattle Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl in New York City. Awesome. And they won. Awesomer!

The days following this, the acting community blew up over something the Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, said. It’s a simple saying that his dad told him growing up. Something that he believed in and he told his teammates throughout the year. These three words are so powerful and impactful that it’s easy to see why it resonates with actors as well as pro ball players.

Actors are constantly told that our dreams are crazy, we’ll never make it. We’re not good enough, young enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Whatever. You name it, we’ve heard it. And more often than not, it’s us telling it to ourselves. But we become actors anyway. Because we believe. And we dream. And that’s a beautifully dynamic thing.

So what is this saying? From Russell Wilson to you: Why not me?