I am working to move forward in my career, and it’s so easy to be filled with doubt when I see how much my resume is lacking. And it’s not just me saying that. That’s what folks in the industry see as well. It makes meetings a little more intimidating. And it can be hard to feel like you have to explain why they should take a chance on you. I mean… I’ve trained. I have a degree in acting, dang it! I have performed in countless plays since I was 6 years old. I’ve been cast in lots of lead roles. That’s all gotta count for something, right? Well… maybe it doesn’t in their eyes. To them I have a long way to go. And that’s fair.
But it means something to me. It’s my foundation, my background, my life so far. It’s the beginning.
You might look at my resume and call me an amateur – particularly in the world of film. But we all have to start somewhere… Rachel McAdams, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain… They all had resumes that read like mine at some point. They figured out how to push through. I will too. Because I’m an artist.
I won’t be afraid to say it anymore. I’m an actor. I’m an artist.
Who are you?
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