One of the hardest things about being an actress for me is going through periods of nothing. No auditions, no projects, no progress… I just get so antsy, and start losing hope anything will ever happen. But recently I’ve found an excellent way of turning these nothing-periods into productive and creatively fulfilling times: I’ve been writing screenplays!
Although I’ve been doing it for years I never finished anything. But just as I had about 16 pages done for a feature length sci-fi-ish love story, a whole new idea hit me (in the shower, thought I should mention that) and a few weeks later I finally finished my first ever screenplay! A comedy pilot!
Of course it’s a long shot to think it will actually get produced with me starring, but it’s not impossible. Let these six actors that literally wrote their way to a great acting career show you… Continue reading
There’s the Nobel Prize for Scientists, the Pulitzer prize for writers, the Grammy for recording artists and the Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars, for actors. So how can I not write about this Sunday’s 83rd Academy Awards Ceremony?! While the nominees are training off their last pounds, their stylists stalking the Oscar organization to check if no one else is wearing that yellow dress I’m happily enjoying this event from my little room in Amsterdam.
Not that I wouldn’t prefer to be picking a stunning dress from about 50 that a stylist rolled in, preparing to go to the ceremony as nominee. I’d even happily take the ridiculous nervousness that they must feel. Winning an Oscar is every actor’s dream, isn’t it? But even for closeted, starting or unsuccessful actors this event is worth watching. Because amidst all the hysteria and crocodile tears there are almost always heartfelt small-town-person-with-big-dreams and I-struggled-and-slept-in-cars speeches. And those remind us that the nominees too, were once like us and that we too, can make it.
So here are my Oscar favorites and predictions…