Am I Right… to be scared?

Yes. Absolutely. Starting a conversation with anyone about this stuff is tricky to begin with, even with a trusted friend. Let alone starting a conversation about this stuff with a casting professional or a creative team that holds a potential job for you in their hand. Totally scary. We agree. It’s ok to be scared.

Just remember, you’re an actor. You’re naturally a badass. You choose to get up in front of people for a living. Did you know that more people are afraid of public speaking than of dying? Most people at a funeral would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. 

You are way braver than you realize. You can do this. And together we can make huge change. So take a deep breath, be your brave awesome ally self and have a productive conversation. 

Lauren Villegas