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Quotespiration # 25: Neil Patrick Harris

“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.”

– Neil Patrick Harris (an openly gay film and theatre actor; multi-winner of the Emmy awards and four-time Golden Globes nominee)

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Every role counts. I hate it when actors think they are too good for something..unless it is downright, undeniably awful- and even then, there’s no need to be rude about it! I’ve spoken to an actress who goes to auditions she doesn’t want just for the “practice” and prays she doesn’t get the role. How egotistical! I also know an actor who will ONLY go for leading man parts. Yikes. Acting is hard enough as it is without closing doors before you’ve even had a peek through the curtains.

On the other hand, I have also met directors and writers with their heads up their asses who think that actors are disposable puppets and that everything that comes out of their mouths is made of gold. Barf. But that’s for another post some other day…

From how I see it, every set or stage you work on is a potential for you to network and sharpen your skills. No matter how big or small the production and how big or small your part is. There’s always something to learn- either from the people around you or from the experiences you gain and mistakes you make.

And you never know, someone somewhere may just remember you and give you a job somewhere else down the line. Trust me. It happens. A lot.

Be grateful.

All my love,

The Aspiring Actress.

THANK YOU! [50]

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This post isn’t really about anything in particular, except to say THANK YOU!

I started this blog just under a month ago (though I apologize for the lack of consistency with posts!) and I’ve officially hit 50 followers. Not a bad start, I think! I don’t know where you guys are in your lives, what your dreams are or how you happened to stumble upon this blog or which entry you happened to stumble upon, but thank you for doing so and deciding to follow my journey- whether you’re only here for the inspirational quotes (I like those too) or are actually interested in what I have to say.

You are all super cool. That is all. I hope you’re all following your bliss, no matter what that may be and whether or not it’s even career-related, and continue to actively seek things that keep you inspired every day. I wish you every bit of success and happiness.

Let’s do dis, guys. Life ain’t got nothin’ on us.

LOL,

(LOTS OF LOVE- duh)

The Aspiring Actress.

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Quotespiration # 21: Jennifer Lopez

“Thank you … no one has ever shown me how to dream bigger and aim higher, work harder or love more what I’m doing cause I’m doing it with you. I’m so happy we’re on this journey together. … Lastly, I just wanted to say, all you little ones sitting on the living room floor watching the T.V. right now, just like I used to do when I was back in the Bronx..have faith, dream big, think big and know that anything is possible. You never know where you might end up.”

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– Jennifer Lopez (Acceptance speech for the 2014 Billboard Awards’ Icon Award; the first Latina and first female to ever receive the Billboard Icon Award)

To Do or Not To Do.

So I’m sittin’ here. Knowing full well I should probably be memorizing my lines for tomorrow. They aren’t very extensive, a couple pages…but then there’s my handsome boyfriend, drinks in tow, siting across from me. To do, or not to do…Do I memorize lines or do I enjoy a couple cocktails with the love. Decisions, decisions!

How about both?

Life’s short. Enjoy what you can! Sometimes it’s healthy to give into your vices. It’s all about balance.

Cheers to you all out there. To those who are struggling on the other side of the world. To those of you on my side of the world who are on night shoots right now or memorizing lines for that BIG (or small) audition tomorrow. I am sending you my thoughts. BREAK A LEG!

Keep dreaming, keep believing. I think I’ll write a blog on memorization tomorrow. It’s something I have a knack for 😉

Thank you to all the people who liked my posts and followed my blog today.

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*clink*

Life is good.

The Aspiring Actress.