Respecting the Art

by Hubert Tran

Currently Listening to: Foster the People – Ruby

So since my last update, I’ve shot another episode for XII and a commercial for a local college. I also became a full member of the actor’s union here in Toronto and today I have an audition for the SyFy show Alphas.

Looking back at my career, I wish I knew how to approach it the way I am now when I first started. I was so green and just didn’t know where to start. I figured if I just threw myself in the fire that things would eventually work out. Upon finishing high school I figured I didn’t want to waste time and wanted to start working as an actor. I ended up signing with an agency which I was not happy with and rarely had auditions, if not any. Wasted a couple years doing that.

I disrespected the craft. I admit it. I felt that I could just wing it in this industry and I had to learn it the hard way. I should’ve attended acting school then instead of thrusting myself out in the working field so early. Rushing my career without much planning set my plans back instead of pushing it forward. If I can go back in time, I’d tell the younger Hubert to go to school and learn the craft. Learn to respect it and that it’s no walk in the park because I feel I’m working harder at this career than any other job I’ve had in the past. But I work harder at this because I feel it’s worth it. I’m passionate about acting and everything acting related. So that’s what I would tell myself.

“Respect the art and work hard at improving your craft instead of settling.”

Anyways, my break is over and I gotta resume prepping for my audition now. Until next time.