What do you stand for?

Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
— Oscar Wilde

What do you stand for? Do you know your values, who you want to be and what you want to contribute to the world?

The reason we love certain actors is because they come from the truth – their truth. We feel like we know them, like they are a part of our family or a close friend. Their greatness of craft and honesty are to be admired and emulated. But it is important to know and be yourself. Do not try to be these actors. Remember, they are already taken. They made their type, so be bold and make your own. Know who you are, all of the greatness and imperfections. Go in and put yourself in the work and be present. When you come into an audition room with the love and passion for the craft, nothing can stop you. People will go from sitting with their backs against their chairs to leaning forward so as  not to miss a word because an ARTIST is in the house; An artist who knows who he/she is and stands with beauty and grace.

Susan Collins is a coach and founder of The Innovative Actor. 818.400.6818.