22 July 2001
Dear Dr. Flemming,
I am the world’s biggest fan of The Curl & the Flame and also an aspiring actress! I want nothing more than to be in the new serial on the WWN, but I’m not sure if there is a point of going to the open auditions when there are so many established actresses on the WWN already? My acting coaches think I have potential, but I’m scared of rejection!
Should I go for it?
Talented but Unknown
Dear Talented but Unknown,
First of all, rejection is both part of life and part of your chosen career path. If you’re going to continue to pursue this lifestyle, you’re going to have to put on your big girl knickers and learn to face it. If you can’t do that, quit now as you’re in for a miserable existence.
That said, of course you should go to the audition. The WWN put out that casting call for a reason! The current stable of actresses at the WWN is abominable (have you heard Portia Diggle’s portrayal of Violet on Charmed Life recently? It borders on assault on ones eardrums and turning off the wireless is almost inevitable when she’s in a scene). They really do need new talent. So, if you can prepare yourself to handle potential disappointment, put yourself out there! You’ll only regret it if you don’t.
Dr. Autumn Flemming