Monday, April 11, 2011

ON ACTING: The Path to the Top

The stage, film and TV business is a very, very precarious business. A lot of ambitious people are competing energetically for often very high rewards. Success in tat business is a very, very tall mountain, with a mountaintop (immense respect, popularity and money) hidden high up in the clouds.

The path to the top of that mountain is very, very narrow. Logically enough anyone already on it, at whatever level, is afraid of being knocked off their present perch. Thus anyone in this business who hired you to join them as an actor at their level will be very, very careful that you are not such a clumsy talent that you will do something that will knock them off their perch.

Success seeks demonstrable success; excellence seeks demonstrable excellence; talent seeks demonstrable talent.


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