I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail do you need a time in your life right after college to suffer a little bit to keep you on your toes. I think it’s not so good to live in the past or have the clarity of the past I’m guilty of being a jewel. When I was 29 I told myself the next acting job I get no matter what it pays, I will from now on for better or worse be a working actor.
So, I quit my position at the professional examination services my friends really weren’t happy about that because he was so easy to find me when I worked there work. Though it was the only place I had the Internet this was at the beginning of the Internet and now I didn’t have either the internet or a cell phone for a job but something good happened. I got a low-paying theater job in a play called imperfect love, which led to a film called moons with the same writer which led to other roles which led to other roles and I’ve worked as an actor ever since.
But I didn’t know that would happen at walking away from data processing I was terrified ten years in a place without heat, six years at a job I felt stuck in. Maybe I was afraid of change and my parents didn’t have much money. But they struggled to send me to the best schools and one of the most important things they did for me and graduates maybe I don’t want to hear that once I graduated, I was on my own financially.
It was my turn parents are applauding graduates or not but this made me very hungry literally. I couldn’t be lazy now I’m totally lazy but back then I couldn’t be and so at and a very long last I was in the company of the actors and writers and directors. I’d sought out that first year that first day after school I was I am by their sides raised the rest of your life to meet you.
Don’t search for defining moments because they will never come. The world might say you are not allowed to yet, I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please don’t even bother asking don’t bother telling the world you are ready to show it, do it what did Beckett say ever tried ever failed no matter try again fail again fail better.
I’m a writer so I’m kind of curious what type of scripts do you get coming your way that you’re tired of. A lot of scripts are trying to be very original and that they’re so self-aware I think we’re living nowadays in a meta Society. We can’t help ourselves on that and I think a lot of manifests and a lot of scripts that I read like Charlie Kaufman, for example, he came into this world and he wrote those movies and since, people have tried to be like Charlie’s movies.
You know they’ve sort of followed try to follow that form but it’s not the road it’s Charlie’s and so sort of follow your own take your own path right what’s true for you and no one else and then it will be wholly original that’s what you look for when you grow older. I think if you need a time in your life right after college to suffer a little bit to keep you on your toes.
But I remember I had this apartment that didn’t have any heat, none of them had ever had any luck then we put up plastic on the on the windows in the winter sort of like in here yeah I want to go into the future I think this I don’t know if I would use this machine or relieve any memories I think it sort of can be destructive that’s my takeaway from this.
I know my I would yeah reducing machine yeah oh yeah yeah I’m with you with yeah that’s interesting yeah would you use it I think it’s not so good to live in the past or have the clarity of the past we should romantic eyes it that’s what we do storytelling but Peter this is the last season at Game Of Thrones, like there’s nothing you would miss or you have favorite memory of that.