-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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Remember when I posted about my schedule and got shamed for it heavily (by non-actors)?  I acted cool about it but I had to work REALLY hard to overcome people judging the use of my time. Of course, these trolls have no idea what is often required of actors on a 4-hour notice. How would […]

My Morning Routine

May 2, 2022

Streak mentality is needing to do something consistently in a long winding series so as to check a box or score a point. But this career is basically impossible to “streak”! 

I hate streak mentality.

March 1, 2021

I am setting a boundary for myself. That is one of the many things I learned this year that I hope to not forget. In the insanity roller coaster that was 2020, I learned more about myself than maybe any other year in my life. I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way.

December 29, 2020

Here is a roundup of some of the pilot season favorites of the past few years, and some extra tips too!

January 22, 2019

I thought it would be worth both our times to update you on what I did and maybe in some way it will help you check in on your own ducks/pieces/general shit BEFORE the New Year instead of waiting for the champagne hangover to dull.

December 14, 2018

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