That quote is not my own....
But it's good right?
It's from Lance Henriksen. You may not recognize the name but look him up in IMBD....as a matter of fact--here's the link.
Go ahead. Check him out.
This guy works.
188 titles to be exact.
Point is, he's been in everything. Big Blockbusters. TV. Smaller Independent Films. Straight to DVD.
That's what I like to call prolific.
Point is, he's an actor. That's his job.
It's funny. Most people go to school to act.
Which is good.
What happens in between jobs, or when you're just starting out.
That's right--you go to class.
You pay to learn.
I'd rather do a job for little or no money when I'm starting out. I get experience, copy AND I'm learning.
I'm not paying to sit in a classroom.
Even better. I was never one to sit in a class.
I'm more of a doer.
Under the "Triva" Section in IMDB under quotes....check out what this guy says. Love it!
Here's just a little taste:
[on working so much] You know something, if you're not acting, you're not an actor - you've gotta work. No way around it. I remember Andy Garcia - we had done Jennifer Eight (1992) together. And Andy, I think, was probably making a couple of million for that movie, and he looked at me one day and he goes, "Hey Lan, you work too much, you shouldn't work so much". And I said, "Alright Andy, if I was making a couple million a movie, I wouldn't work too much. I wouldn't need to work 'too much'!" Everybody has their own life to live, and I love doing the work, so what I am I gonna do? He hasn't done the same kind of roles I have. But it's lucky for me, because I'm really having a good time.
Until next time.....
Hey everyone. I've been in NYC for over 12 years. Before that...all over the place. Born in Pa, grew up in St Augustine Fl, served in the US Army, lived in Washington Dc and now I call New York my home.