What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity?

1009 Words Mar 9th, 2015 5 Pages
You, at the ready
A camera whirrs.
Bright lights blind
Palms sweat
Heart Pounds
Mind races.

This moment has a lifetime behind it, and one person decides your fate.

Your hard work and preparation comes down to this.

Will this finally be it? Will it be your big break? Will all of your hard work and dedication finally pay off?


The answers of the future are unknown. But, what got you here?


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” People think that actors and actresses have it easy. They think that actors and actresses don’t have to put very much effort into their jobs - they are just playing pretend. This, misconception is in no way true. Behind all of the glitz and the glamour there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes that most people are unaware of. Rejection, long hours, and traveling for auditions are just some of the obstacles actor face in landing their dream role. Overall, there are a lot of things that actors and actresses have to go through that people don’t take into account when they think of the idea of “acting”. Acting is a job. It requires hard work, dedication and time.

As I mentioned before, actors and actresses go through a lot of hard ships such as rejection. An actress myself, I have to attend hundreds of auditions just to get one job. Rejection can be really hard for actors that are just starting out. We have to learn how to cope with more rejection than most any other job out…
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