Story of my life…
by Hubert Tran
Currently listening to: Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the Earth. They deal with more day-today rejection in 1 year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get “real jobs,” and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the cars, the family, the house, the nest egg.” But they stay true to their dream, in spite of sacrifices. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that line, that laugh, that gesture or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another person’s heart. In that instant, they are as close to magic, God and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” –David Ackert
***My friend took that picture as soon as I found out I was released from being on hold for a commercial. (Which means I was SO CLOSE to getting booked but didn’t)
Ah well…as they say. On to the next one.