Culture

A Travel Thought From Hollywood

Fri., Apr. 13, 2012 10:30 AM EDT
by Munson Steed

One of the best things about being an actor, like our cover feature Micheal Ealy, is that Hollywood is everywhere that you can find and actually roll a camera. You see, what happens when you’re in Hollywood is you discover and understand the need to actively incorporate a little Hollywood in you.Soak it up and take it in. In everything you do, make it a point to have a photographer in your circle. Your power circle should also include a stylist to give you flair, and a publicist — a mom, sister, friend, girlfriend — who can get the message out for you. But what I want you to understand most is this; it’s all about those who are taking their feet off the brakes and actually putting Hollywood or at least a Hollywood lifestyle on their agenda.

Why Hollywood? According to Shakespeare “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players,” so it’s time for those of you who want to make a difference, to bring Hollywood into your life. Shine the spotlight on who you are and where you’re going.

It’s simple, take an acting class so that you can make a better presentation. If you haven’t taken a speaking class, do that! But for many of you who want to be compassionate when you think about how you feel, who want to be able to have that magnetism — as does Ealy — and alter people’s perceptions of you, acting is a part of that. The other factor is to make sure that you take a little training in understanding that you have to be ready for something — anything that happens. So, be able to laugh, be able to cry, but whatever you do, put a little Hollywood in your program, and take the brakes off for Hollywood.
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