Went to my second audition since giving birth, today. I almost turned it down because I feel self-conscious about the weight gain, but who am I to deny myself opportunities?
I’m so glad I went. I love acting and everything associated with it. Lots of actors are very particular and prefer theater over on-camera, or prefer “real” acting over commercial, not me. I love all of it. Even auditioning can be fun.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll get nervous and second guess myself, but once I’m done, I feel great. It’s a hard thing to stand in front of people and give it your all, but it’s also courageous and wonderful.
Once I got paid to play the dual role of Lavatory Lady/Commissioner Cleanser. Who gets paid good money to dress up like a superhero? Me…sometimes.
Years ago, a talent agent told me she does not ask actors why they act because it would be like asking a drug addict why they do drugs. It’s true, you just can’t help yourself.