Halfway through this shoot and just after an intense shot, I learned a bit about my actor-self. To an actor fully invested in bringing a role and the person on the pages of a dramatic screenplay to real life, being called a “ham” can be hurtful and rather offensive. ..
I believe that is the stark contrast between the performing as the character versus “living the life” of the person…as Marie Haber would say. I found myself taken aback when being a “ham” was intended as a compliment. .. but realize this is a just part of the biz. Everyone has their own perceptions of what it means to be in the “industry” and particularly on camera.
Long story and realizations made succinct…at the end of any film, completely offering my consummate honesty and passion in every moment is my sole intent. Achieving that purely is the inner affirmation I truly desire…
May God guide my work in His fullness and truth and cover me with “movie magic” when I may need.
I love my profession! … and count every part of this deepening, learning process a blessing and joy! And am so thankful to have been cast opposite an incredibly full-souled male lead…Brett Rice!