The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History (by UMGMentor)
Occasionally I think about giving up my dream and I’ll be the first to admit that it is a terribly hard dream to strive for. It’s mission that I hope to accomplish of being a successful actor and director. My passion for film and television nearly bears no comparison but there’s just so much working against me. There come many times when I just want to give up and quit. I mean, really, who is going to give a young, black man from the hood a chance? I’m not a model. I’m not overtly attractive nor do I have six pack abs. All I have is raw, unbridled talent and a passion to work and fight.
There’s a steady amount of work being done in Philadelphia but not on the same level as the NYC or LA. Last week, I attended a sneak preview for The Purge and after the film we, the audience, were allowed to ask the producer of the film, Jason Blum, questions. He said something that resonated with me. He said that it’s easier today to put yourself out there and get recognized and he’s right. The only thing you can do is try.
Sometimes I lose faith and hope. Sometimes I just want to quit. Sometimes I think that there’s not a single chance that I can succeed BUT then I always come back to this, “The Most Honest Three Minutes in Television History” as it’s been called. A scene from The Newsroom where Will McAvoy played by Jeff Daniels answers a “sorority girl’s” question. It’s acting like this that make me want to continue. This scene is just damn powerful in its honesty and brutality that it can’t be ignored.
This makes me want to continue. This makes me want to press on. All I can do is try, pray, and believe that someday my dream will come true.
Moe and Carl just defined me.
Where do you start with Mark Wahlberg.The guy is a straight up G and I can’t find one person who doesn’t like him. He successfully turned himself from a bad rapper to a legitimately good actor. He rarely makes a bad film and has recently started doing comedy as well. The guy is money.