If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again..
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I don’t know what I was trying to do there.. I think it was like a wave or something. Let’s roll with it.
Well it sort of goes without saying that I let my ace blog idea fall a bit by the wayside, but here we go: The Everyday Project: Take 2. Now I could make a thousand excuses for how…
Here is something no real celebrity will ever tell you: film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director’s eyes, you “get it right,” does not allow for very much creative freedom. The best times I had on film sets were the times the director let me express myself,* but those were rare. In terms of sheer adrenaline, film has absolutely nothing on theater. Theater is about connection with an audience, being in the moment, and living a live moment onstage. It’s thrilling and terrifying and ephemeral. It’s life. But I’m digressing. My point is that film can be exciting, but more often, it’s tedious. The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing. Every time I see a pretty young girl on the subway reading sides for an audition, my only thought is, “Man, am I glad I’m not doing that anymore.” I never feel nostalgia, just relief.Mara Wilson on Film Acting and why she’ll never go back