have you ever heard an actor say, "if you can do anything else [besides act], you should"
well personally, i think that's total bullocks. the best actors should be able to do damn near anything and yet choose to act.
that being said, when you've gone to acting school for four years, it is very easy to feel completely unqualified in a real, working-world setting.
i was telling my father this. and so he sent me the following email.
A while back when we talked, you were upset because you did not feel that you were qualified to do anything. I have been thinking about your concern for some time now and composed the first of two lists. The first list is suitable for printing and putting in a pace where you will see it on a regular basis.
Enjoy, Love Dad.
Sunday, May 18, 2009
I thought about this for some time and decided you are well qualified to:
Write your own story
Make a friend
Be a friend
Make dreams come true
Touch a heart
Touch a world
Laugh out loud
Congratulations, you are qualified to do all of the above, or some, or none, your choice. You are also qualified to add to this list at will.
Man oh man, am I lucky.
Thanks, Dad. You're so right. I am pretty darn qualified.
And pretty darn lucky to have you.