HI everyone. Here I am, talking to my cat and dog all day long as the writer’s and actor’s strikes in Hollywood continue on….. I also talk to myself, so there’s that–because years of therapy taught me the value of being a good listener and one must always start with themselves…. I’m finding the fun in all of this, but ya know—it’s a very unstable and crazy time. First, along with thousands of other actors, I lost my health insurance, and now all of us middle class actors are rightfully demanding to be paid properly, just to make ends meet.
So, I went for my dream and got a quasi-master’s in acting after a non-quasi bachelor’s in elementary education/early childhood with an emphasis on psychology. I studied in NYC & moved to LA in 2000. I’ve been lucky & grateful to have been in close to 100 commercials and have worked a bunch in TV/film. As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, self-tapes at home changed the way job opportunities and auditions presented themselves. I have faith that things will change, and change is the only thing we CAN count on, but I am not sure if things will go back to normal for the entertainment business at all, none of us do and we will see what happens with AI.
The good news is that I have learned to find the joy and peace in all of it. Sometimes it’s not as easy, but stress and worry just leads to dis-ease and it’s more fun to be happy. GRATEFUL & excited for what’s to come and all that is shared and manifested. :)
PAYPAL is @irisbraydon1
VENMO is @Iris-Braydon