The Roommate opens today!
Hooray…for those that having a wonderful and supportive living environment, a roommate can be an amazing addition you your circle of influence in your acting career. However, if your roommate is “one of those” (you know…we’ve all had them at one point or another) that detract, deter and depress you, you know your life is affected in ways that stop you from progressing.
As a New York acting coach, I often advise people to clear their space to be able to be focused on the core activities and actions that will move them forward toward their goals. Having a desk that’s uncluttered, with only items pertaining to your show business career is imperative. If no room for a desk, then at least a shelf containing nothing but your headshots, resumes, acting related books, database of contacts…you get the gist. It makes it easier for you to concentrate.
Same thing goes for your living “space” where people are concerned. Living with people (and sometimes you can’t choose them if they’re family, oy!) who make it difficult to concentrate is an obstacle, but not a problem if you know how to say what needs to be said in order to have you always move forward and stay positive.
Tell your roommate(s), parents, siblings, spouses, “Hey, I’m up to huge stuff here and it’s simple but not easy, so if you can’t be a support then kindly just say nothing.”
If that doesn’t work, MOVE! I mean it…nothing’s worth more than having a comfortable “space” to come home to.
Enjoy the movie and here’s to your success!