Why Do We Want to Become Actors Part III: Unstable

Famewhore, attention seeker, naive/delusional, unstable, childish… If you want to go to LA to become an actor you are obviously either one or all of these things. According to those certain kinds of people you encounter in daily life anyway. And although there’s no need to justify yourself to them, I do ponder sometimes why it is we have this unwavering desire to play dress up and pretend to be somebody else. Why we voluntarily choose a life full of uncertainty, finanical instability and rejection. Why Halloween or the local Theater Group on the side isn’t enough.

Last time I delved into the attention seeking part of actors. But I actually think there is something deeper at the root of that. So I’ll use my fancy schmancy degree once more and will psycho analyze them crazy actor folk all seriously once more …

November 24th, 2012|Categories: Amsterdam|Tags: , |14 Comments

Why Do We Want to Become Actors Part II: Attention Seeker

Famewhore, attention seeker, naive/delusional, unstable, childish… If you want to go to LA to become an actor you are obviously either one or all of these things. According to those certain kinds of people you encounter in daily life anyway. And although there’s no need to justify yourself to them, I do ponder sometimes why it is we have this unwavering desire to play dress up and pretend to be somebody else. Why we voluntarily choose a life full of uncertainty, finanical instability and rejection. Why Halloween or the local Theater Group on the side isn’t enough.

Last week I delved into the bit more shallow and obvious concept of fame and what it meant to me and my dream of becoming an actress. This week I’ll finally somewhat use my fancy Psychology degree and analyze the “attention seeker” part  …

November 11th, 2012|Categories: Amsterdam|Tags: , |17 Comments

Why Do We Want to Become Actors Part I: Famewhore

Famewhore, attention seeker, naive/delusional, unstable, childish… If you want to go to LA to become an actor you are obviously either one or all of these things. According to those certain kinds of people you encounter in daily life anyway. And although there’s no need to justify yourself to them, I do ponder sometimes why it is we have this unwavering desire to play dress up and pretend to be somebody else. Why we voluntarily choose a life full of uncertainty, finanical instability and rejection. Why Halloween or the local Theater Group on the side isn’t enough.

These things go for pretty much every creative profession of course, perhaps even for athletes and entrepreneurs. One of the first posts I wrote on this blog actually centered around this subject, and obviously I haven’t found the answer yet. But let me seek for what it could be by going off those five insults, starting with “famewhore”…

October 31st, 2012|Categories: Amsterdam|Tags: , |13 Comments

The Oscars, The Movies & Me

skippy designsLast Sunday it was Oscar slash Academy Awards time again, or as Billy Crystal said it: millionaires handing each other golden statues in a time of recession. I personally think the Oscars have been very boring the last few years. Safe jokes, presenters who aren’t comedians…And to make it worse: this year didn’t even have stunning dresses or fresh new faces!

Not that it matters. It still is and always will be the ultimate dream for any actor, including myself, to win one of those shiny naked men. See the proof in the picture above, where I hold my very first Oscar at age 11.  This particular one was made by my mother and uncle for the Dutch holiday Sinterklaas. I received my last Oscar only a month ago, the Oscar for Best Girlfriend, left by my boyfriend after he departed LA. Because despite the decent dullness, there’s always one thing the Academy Awards Show succeeds in…

February 29th, 2012|Categories: Other Actors|Tags: , , |5 Comments