From My Perspective
The truth about having a successful artistic career is that more often than not, it takes hard work and dedication. To a lot of outsiders it can look like someone is an ‘overnight success’ when in reality that is quite rare; take my example of Mr. Fox (to see what he was in BEFORE Family Ties take a look at his imdb page).
Another common misconception is that talent will be recognized and rewarded.
Too often talent is overlooked or not given the necessary chance(s) to flourish.
The industry is about building relationships, building trust, building portfolios and then creating something worth mentioning.
As an actor I feel at the whim of too many outside factors. Other people, for example, who also control the fate of my career are: my agent, the casting director, the director, the producer, the studio, the masses etc. etc.
Which is why I count my lucky stars that I enjoy writing as well.
There is a LOT going on in my life right now, but I will not blog about it until these endeavors actually come to fruition. I want them to actually happen and (unfortunately) this industry has taught me that sometimes even the best laid plans fail.
Needless to say things are on the up-and-up and I’m greatly looking forward to what the future holds!