New to Me or New to You???
Now this is the Question or Comment that I receive and hear a ton!
Why aren't ANY New Actors in Films or on TV Shows?? Translation..When is someone gonna give me a shot? My answer to the Question is a Question..(sorry)... New Actors?? Hmmm New to Me or New To You?? Now, do you mean..In Lead Roles in a Film?? or Television?? Hot Film or Number 1 Hit Movie? What do you mean by New?
Questions truly is: Are you Paying Attention?? When, are you paying attention and what is it that you truly mean and want. Write me in the Comments Section.
Did you pay attention to Sufe Bradshaw on Southland?
Did you pay attention to Aisha Hinds in Medium?
Did you pay Attention to Aldis Hodge on Judging Amy?
I'm sure their Parents and Family Members were paying attention....Crowded around the television to catch a glimpse of their loved one...In their Gift. Having Parties, eating, talking and Everything!
Where does this Question Stem From??
An Actors Career is just that.. A Career. It may start as a child or as a One Liner in a Feature Film or TV Show.
Yes, there are the Lupita Nyongos' who auditioned, worked on a Great Project then WON an Oscar. AWESOME!! But that is not Everyones Life!!
Most are Studying. Auditioning. Working on Soaps. Doing Commercials.
Nate Parker was in the TIDE Commercial. Cocoa Brown is in a Progressive Commercial. Tyrone Brown is in an Ikea Commercial. Robert Ri'chard in a Kia Commercial. Wayne Wilderson is in EVERYTHING
Does that Mean..I'm a Great Actor and I wanna be a Lead?? When is My Shot?? Ooohh, I digress.
Okay lets get to the real conversation. Somebody tell me something. There are NEW ACTORS EVERYWHERE. Check for the Cop in the Scene. The Waitress. The Teacher. The Cashier. The Brother who is the Teachers Assistant (Arjay Smith on Perception). So basically, what Im saying is... Enjoy this Journey!! Try to Work Smarter, NOT Harder. Be strategic with your career. Pray for Discernment!
Your Time is Now!! Every opportunity is an Opportunity to Learn! Grow! Its So Awesome!!
“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ”
― Friedrich Nietzsche