Fame. A complex topic, we know, but one we’re gonna attempt to tackle here regardless. As a sneaky opponent for the vast majority of our actors, this is how we start to unpack what has become such a loaded subject for so many in our field.
An Indian Parable and the Actor's Mindset
24 October 2020
There are a great number of things outside our control as actors, but one of the things we can control is our mindset.
Shakespeare himself said in Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Objective reality will remain objective reality, but our decision to interpret that ... is always entirely ours.
A person’s “success” belongs to more than just them. The achievements of the ... protagonist are only made possible with the help (whether direct or indirect) of many, many others, and similarly, their wins are also the wins of these people too.
We actors can do a pretty good job of planting the metaphorical seed (our wildest dreams and ambitions), and tending to it regularly (through training, experience and exposure), but we can also be pretty guilty of digging up the damn seed to see if it