The Colors of Love TV Series will debut on Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast Channel this Winter... Stay tuned for details! We're 3 episodes in and my cast-mates are HILARIOUS!!
The lovely ladies over at Meant2BFamous and I did an interview a few weeks ago...finally putting it up...sorry for the delay.
CLICK HERE for the Interview
ALSO: Just putting it out there: I'm going to go to LA before this year is out.
(I keep saying it and putting it off) need to make it happen. Don't know how or for what but it needs to happen.
OHHH!! If you have a scanner on your phone...I created a QR code for my website...looks a little something like this!
If you have the Iphone I prefer the app QR Reader..it's fast and easy and it'll take you right to it. It's kinda fun.
Last week's meeting with a Network Exec...I won't mention any names but I'll say this:
Whew...it was intense.
A lot of information
A whole lot of you're doing it all wrong.
A whole lot of it's so hard, why are you doing this, harder for people of color, gonna take you a million years, etc etc etc.
And then I started watching "How To Make it in America." Nuff said.
I won't let anyone define me or what I do. Maybe my path is gonna be a little different than yours...and I'm ok with that. Geez...
(side note: She was a really high exec and it's crazy that my first meeting ever was with her. Totally impressed with the favor-she'd be a great mentor-remember I'm still on the lookout for one.)
My lovely sis sent me a picture of her baby bump recently and I almost cried. I honestly know what Tamera Mowry-Housely felt when her sister Tia was pregnant. I'm gonna be such a great aunt!
And congrats guys on your closing. Makes us single gals still believe that our prince and castle will come too.
(sidenote: Tia and Tamera Take 2 is such a great show that shattered all type of records on the Style Network...see it can be done.)
Went back to Philly this past week and it was really great...a friend of mine drove me out there and we had a BLAST! Ate cheesesteaks at Max's (shout out to Kevin Hart who filmed some of his film Laugh At My Pain there.)
And I honestly had a really great audition, I think they really liked me so hopefully (God I know you hear this...I would really LOVE to book it...please and thank you)
Also, also, also...my friend Kenya and I have a fantastic idea for a new venture...doing all the research for that now...hopefully can tell you more by Christmas time.
OMG!!! Go see it, go see it, go see it!!
It is incredible. And I know I'm such a fanatic for Angela Bassett...but ya'll...she is phenomenal. I don't really remember Samuel L. Jackson being onstage (even though the play is about MLK and he plays the main character) But I tell ya...from the moment she was onstage I couldn't take my eyes off her. Simply breath-taking.
Ok...also...around this time of year is when I start doubting myself and doubting why I'm doing what I'm doing and comparing myself to other actresses and my friends and how far along they are in their journey. Yeah...I said it...it's not always butterflies and roses.
Here I stand again at a critical point in my life...trying to talk myself into not quitting and moving back to GA and leading a normal life. I mean why bother with this chasing dreams bit? Quite frankly...it's hard. And it sucks sometimes.
I just want to act.
But no. I have to submit. And audition. And work a survival job, and network, and work out (ha!) and be optimistic and most of all...BE PATIENT.
I hear it all the time and quite frankly...it's harder than it seems. But I trust God. I trust that I'm making the right decision and following my dream. And even though today looks a little grim (why is my survival job closing for the winter?) I know it will get better.
I mean it can all change in an instant right? RIGHT?!?!?
Lol..of course it can. We all know I'm not a patient person...hello have you been reading my blog? And right now I'm distracted and want to crawl into a warm hole and stay forever (there's something about that whole-weather-changing-to-coldness that I despise) But the show must go on...somehow. With a smile on my face. Which is kind of breaking out right now ugh!!
Point being..."You can't win if you're not sitting at the table." Heard that today in a film...which was free and you MUST watch online...it's called Five
It's centered around Breast Cancer Awareness "Pinktober" Month (get tested ladies) and it was AWESOME!! All about empowering women. And the short stories all tied together beautifully. I'm sure Asia will appreciate it...it's a Lifetime movie.
Directed by: Jennifer Anniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Penelope Spheeris Patty Jenkins and starring Jeanne Tripplehorn. And two of my favorite actresses Rosario Dawson and Tracee Ellis Ross. #whoruntheworld
In case you were wondering...no I will not give up until I've accomplished what I said I would. Just gets a little tricky when I have to put on a coat and scarf to leave the house.
Keep dreachasing guys! You inspire me!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
As I'm sure many of you already know, Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer today. And as many grieve the passing of a genius visionary...that's not where my heart feels the loss.
Yes, he did amazing things in the realm of technology but I read today that he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Laurene, and four children. Steve was only 56.
I can't imagine what they're feeling right now...to lose a husband or a father after such a short amount of time on the planet...
I'm amazed at how he balanced it all. 20 years of marriage is quite a feat. Especially in the world we live in today and ESPECIALLY after running Apple for so many years. How he was able to maintain his leadership in one of the biggest companies in the world AND nurture a wife, kids, and a household baffles me slightly. It puts it all into perspective I assume.
At the end of the day, to his family and friends, it doesn't matter how many Ipads were sold yesterday or when the Iphone 5 is coming out...they had to say goodbye to a person, not an icon. A family member. Their beloved. Although he left an amazing career legacy behind him, what he did as a human is what I marvel at. I wish his family all the comfort in the world right now. And simply want to say Rest in Love, Steve Jobs. Thank you for leaving an incredible mark on our world.
Note to self: Lenore, it's great to have dreams and chase after them with all the energy you have...but when it's all said and done...what will your legacy reflect. That you left your all on the TV screen? Or you saved some of your smiles and best moments for your husband and kids? That you made this world a better place because you were here? Man, I really hope so.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do,"
"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."