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A, B, G's of Hollywood

Kristen Ross describes what it’s really like out there in the trenches; going to auditions, enduring rejections, flubbing lines, being yelled at by unruly directors, doing the same thing “only different”, cranky agents, bad scripts, and once in awhile if you’re lucky - doing the job right

The Callback: Something Scarier than an Audition

There’s only one thing in the world scarier than an audition. It’s the callback. Upon first learning you’re one of the chosen few it’s...

My Cries of Terror

Just yesterday I was ripped apart limb by limb. It was terribly ugly. There was blood everywhere and as I crawled across the floor...

Hollywood Myths II: It’s all in the age, babe.

I know, I know. You were all on the edge of your seats these past few days just waiting for me to continue spilling...

Hollywood Myths – Part One

Usually, when I tell people outside LA that I live in Hollywood I am immediately bombarded with questions. Things like “is ______ (insert actress)...

Sex and Éclairs in Hollywood

Sometimes this town really makes me wonder. Just the other day I was leafing through a pile of new casting notices when I came...

“What one Casting Director Hates about you Another May Love”

Some of the scariest people in the entertainment business for an actor are casting directors. By way of their professional contacts and ability to...

What It Takes (part 2)

This week’s column, What It Takes, is part two of a little journey that began last week with my ranting and raving about just...

What it Takes

Years ago I saw an interview with an actress who made a big impression on me. It wasn’t that she had anything particularly special about her that struck me but simply that unlike many others in our profession she was a real live working actress.‘Working actress’ referring of course to someone who actually earns their living acting instead of as a waitress.
2014 Oscar Nominations

The Agent

For those of you who’ve been reading this column for the last few weeks, you’ve already read my quips about the state of the...

Acting is hard work. Not in Greece!

There are a lot of things that are difficult about being an actor. Unsteady work, unsteady pay check, too much traveling and being your own...