I thought we would kick off this week with some advice from the greats! Enjoy these words of wisdom from your favorite actors.May they lift your spirits and encourage your dreams!
It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true. – Daniel Radcliffe
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet. – James Dean
What led me to be an actor is that I have a strange something in me that can drastically change the way I appear to the world. Growing up, I couldn’t understand why people would always have different ideas of me – but because of that I became aware of how you can manipulate your own ability to change. And then I learned to make a career of it. – Zooey Deschanel
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance. – Natalie Portman
Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn’t matter how good you are. – Denzel Washington
Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!