It's funny that as little girls (or even boys) one of our favorite things to do was to dress up and pretend to be someone with extraordinary abilities, personalities, or looks. I vividly remember spinning around so fast in my room just hoping I would magically turn into Wonder Woman. :) (Don't look at me sideways...lol...I know I wasn't the only one. :))
Fast forward to now and it
turns out that it’s still one of my favorite things to do! So much so that I
chose a career where I get to transform into different people with different
experiences, emotions, qualities, and characteristics.
What's interesting is that in
the process, you discover or reveal that there is a tiny or big part of that
role/character that already exists in you...the good, the bad and the ugly. :)
The discovery of that or the freedom to reveal that truth can be both scary and
exhilarating at the same time.
I think for most actors, we
are a tad weary of being pigeon-holed or locked into a type (typecast), but as
we grow, we learn to embrace the essence of who we are and how people see us.
However, personally, I still love the opportunities to tap into all facets of
who I am or who I could be!
As I look at the changes in
my headshots, the roles I've had, and even the physical changes I've made
personally...I just accept that I love all of those people and have enjoyed the
exploration, the discovery, and revelation...whether they worked or not. :)
Maybe it’s that little girl in me...but I look forward to playing "dressup" and having extraordinary experiences on this journey for many, many years to come. Wanna play???