Monday, June 11, 2018

Getting The Dream

Well.. what a week. After filming the Chanel Advert back in December last year... I did not expect the response I’ve had since it aired last week. 683 likes, 57 comments, 42 messages and an article in the Evening News. The support has been amazing and I can’t thank you all enough. 

This job came up at just the right time. It was a saviour almost, the break I had been waiting for. In the Summer of last year, I was lined up to star in the new “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” movie. I couldn’t believe it. A part next to Johnny Depp and 3 months of filming- the dream. However 2 weeks before I was set to start, my role got changed and just like that; the job was gone. Disappointed was an understatement- I was gutted! It took me a few days of chocolate and Netflix to recover but I picked myself up and back to auditions I went. 

September bought me no luck and October got even worse. I had one audition the whole month and well.. I didn’t get it. At this point, I was living in a temporary flat share with others I didn’t know. London suddenly felt so lonely and I felt so... underachieved. I sat in my box size bedroom night after night just telling myself to be patient- I was doing all I could after all. 

November’s here. And finally a phone call. I had an audition the next day that was so “high profile,” I couldn’t know what it was for. Already trying not to get my hopes up, I did the audition the same as any other, then tried to forget about it. An email. I was on “pencil” for the job, meaning the director hadn’t decided. It stayed like this for 3 long weeks until I got the final phone call. CONFIRMED! 3 months of no work or success was about to change and I couldn’t have felt happier. It was what I was waiting for. 

These difficult and tough times are unfortunately inevitable within this industry. I won’t lie and say that I didn’t think about getting a ‘normal’ job because of course that crossed my mind... but that’s not me. And that’s what I kept telling myself through the rejection. Perseverance pays off and my advice is to never give up too quickly. If I would have quit after the first no, second no or even the 64th no.. I wouldn’t be here. So let rejection build you, not break you. I have been knocked down countless times (I’m literally talking in the thousands)- and yet I am still here. Have a little faith that things will go your way but only if you have the courage to stick around and wait for it. 


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