Have you ever thought of giving up on the profession? If yes, when and why?
A LOT - I DON'T THINK THERE IS A TIME WHYEN ANY ACTOR HASNT THOUGHT THIS - USUALLY WHEN I THINK OF GETTING OUT - THE UNIVERSE GIVES ME A LITTLE NUGGET THAT ROPES ME RIGHT BACK IN -
Giving up.. never.. acting is my way of life.
Absolutely! I had a really rough two years between 2009-2011 and I nearly threw in the towel and was ready to uproot myself back to Ireland and into full-time radio work, when I saw Tom Hiddleston's performance as Loki in Thor. It inspired me so much - and filled me with so much jealously - that I knew I wasn't ready to give it up. I began writing roles for myself and paired up with a friend to write and begin work on setting up our own production house. Then I created an online profile and began promoting the s**t out of myself! And here we are.
no. I would prefer to say "I gave it my all" than "I didn't bother to try"
Of course, I had times where I was discouraged when I got into arguments about acting with others I knew or when others say that I will never make it in life as an actor, but everyone has to accept rejections. Every star has gone through it at least once. I eventually get over it and the time I act again ad others say that I will be up in the stars one day, I believe in myself.
Never, this is what I live and love to do I could never possibly give up on it
Never and I do not see that happening in the future.
Absolutely! When I'm not working and auditioning, I talk myself in and out of quitting routinely; almost daily! I think most people have a loosely formed vision of what their life will look in 5, 10, or 15 years. When you're spinning your wheels and it feels like you're not moving forward, the sudden want to throw in the towel is overwhelming, but that's Hollywood's disease.
No. As I see it, this is what I'm good at and pretty much all I can and will do to make a living, so giving up isn't really an option for me.
Yes, twice: for a while just after training I seriously wondered what the hell I'd done to myself! I just came out of Drama school and realised that I still had so much to learn about how to be an actor it seemed like an exhaustive task. I also, of course, had the 'have I got what it takes?' fears that I think everyone gets at some point.
The second time was after an injury when I didn't know to what extent I was going to recover. I had to think very hard about if I could stay and actor and what else I would do to make up my earnings.
I would be lying if I said I hadn't thought about giving up. Acting is something you have to put your all into. When life comes at you and you dont know how your going to make you begin to think should I just stop pursuing my dream and get a full time job doing something that I barely enjoy? In my case I did stop for awhile but I came right back. I believe if you at least try to follow your dreams, if you make it or not, but if you try you wont regret it later in life. Acting is my passion, my art, my life. I will never stop chasing, pursuing, reaching for the stars. I am actor. Thats what God called me to do. And if I never make I will at least tried.
yes,....because it's extremely hard to break through,......
If my voice no longer does what it does now I guess I'd grudgingly switch to writing.
No, it's what I love, my passion.
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