In a week and one day, I will be back at school.
[insert Barrett Weed yelling in Heathers]
Anyway, I don’t want to go back. It’s been a killer Summer for me, and I don’t like things to end. I’m happy to be going back and seeing my friends and stuff, but I’m pi$$ed I have to do actual classes again.
I’m also going through a huge Heathers phase right now- if you follow me on twitter, you see all of that happening.
But there’s this game going around Facebook where you cast all your friends in a show and it’s like, just for fun but I am pretty darn angry about some of the stuff I’ve been seeing. Like, I know in my heart that I will probably be a director someday, but, right now I’m an actor and I’m angry.
I have thought a lot about type casting in the last week and I’ve decided that I’m pretty much done with it. And I do encourage you to do the same. Type casting is really important and can be very helpful, but let me tell you something: I promise you that your casting box is a LOT larger than you think it is. I’m done playing the mom every single damn time someone needs a mother in a scene. I play it well, but I’ve done it a million and one times. Throw me a Diana or a Mama Rose and I’ll sink my teeth into that but I’m not about Mrs. Harcourt anymore. Characters that have no purpose other than to BE THE PARENT. No. I’m better than that right now. I’ll take those when I grow up. Right now, I am not letting people tell me that’s all I’m good for, because it isn’t.
So look at yourself, REALLY look at yourself, and decide that you’re going to push your way out of that boundary you’ve been squeezed into. Don’t corner yourself into roles you hate just because you “type” for it. Don’t go for Martha Dunnstock if you can also rock a Heather. PUSH YOURSELF. DO IT. IT’S GOOD FOR YOU.
Say no to the vampires and get your ass out there and fight for what you want.
Kill it, nerds.