Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Snowball Effect

I quite often read Noel Clarke's blog, mainly because he tells it like it is and doesn't pull any punches. His last post - The Snowball Effect - is a great insperational piece about how you only ever get anywhere by hard work and the World does not owe you a living, so you have to knuckle down and get on with it. This is what he has to say about his first job, Metrosexuality.

Weirdly though, I thought that was it. Like a lot of young actors do, I thought that was it, and once you were in you would just be doing films and TV whenever you wanted. I never really thought about the rejection after rejection, after rejection, after rejection, after rejection, after rejection, after rejection, that you get as an actor. Truth is 90% of actors don’t work. - Noel Clarke 2010

But Metrosexuality was a start even if some of his friends didn't think so. Some of his (so called) friends deserted him because of the sexual aspect of the show and they didn't want to associated with 'that' actor on the 'gay show'. This didn't bother Noel as he knew none of those so called friends who told him not to do the job were going to pay his wages, so he forgot them (my words, not his) and got on with the job. Of course it was a successful show and catapulted him on to other things. If Noel had not done Metrosexuality he would not be where he is now, and he is very aware of this.

Read the post, you'll love it.

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