Kingdom Hearts 3 is announced.
Cosplayers everywhere rejoice.
By 6pm tomorrow fabric stores everywhere will be sold out of zippers.
‘Benedict Cumberbatch as Humphrey Bogart in an Electric Cinema trailer’ - amazing find by @DES_perate
The first thing to say to anybody, whether you’re Asian or not, is that you really have to persevere in this business. It is a very difficult business. Your success is not based on ‘Oh, every audition I go on, I got the job.’
Think about is as the lottery. When you go into an audition and you don’t get it, be okay with it and let it go. Don’t take it too personally. Just know that you have to play many, many times. Keep putting your money down essentially. Ultimately what the money is, is yourself.
For Asian actor and actresses, or anybody of ethnicity, there is a more difficult element involved because the roles are more limited. I think that theatre is more a lot more color-blind when it comes to casting.
You have to create things for yourself and have a team of people that are going to believe in you enough to push you even if people are saying ‘no’. So you’re going to hear ‘no’ a lot more than maybe, let’s say, Caucasian group of people, but you just have to keep saying ‘yes’.
That is going to be your key: to say ‘yes’ to yourself first and continue pushing down those doors. Hopefully someone will give you the opportunity. That’s how it worked for me.
Believe in yourself and persevere. If you can, write and produce things that you can then show people how talented you are.”
Lucy Liu’s advice to aspiring Asian actors & actresses (LA Times, June 4)
hold it down, LL!