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Welcome to my page! Thank you so much for reading! I'm in my twenties, and this is my little blog about my acting and working experiences! Please enjoy, follow and leave a comment if it interests you! Thanks again for reading!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advice and Inspiration

I feel a lot of the time, being an actor is extremely difficult. Often we end up in jobs we don't love doing and in time, our performance skills go unpracticed and forgotten. So, here's the advice: stay true to yourself. If performing is something you want to do professionally and it truly is your passion, then stay true to yourself and do what you love to do. Practice all the time! Practice in the mirror, practice to a camera, read plays and watch movies and learn from other actors! Stay faithful and disciplined to your passion and one day you will succeed. Also, don't ever take on a job you're not passionate about, and I'm not talking about the receptionist job, or the waitressing job, because, even though we're actors, we do need to eat, and sometimes there just isn't enough work to guarantee food on the table. No, what I'm talking about is, is the small performance jobs like Halloween gigs, or christmas gigs that you think 'oh well, it's performance and at least I'm acting'. My advice is, if you're not passionate about performing in the show, then don't do it, because you'll start to dread it, and it'll start feeling negative, and really when it comes to performing, nothing should be a negative!

So, in keeping with the upbeat mood of the post and the advice, I find the easiest way to stay passionate is to be inspired! I love going to the cinema and I'll go whenever I have the money to go, and while I'm sitting in the theatre, I honestly do think to myself 'one day, you will be on the screen'. And it's just a little positive thought to myself. I know it's a long way off but it helps me believe it really is achievable.

Also, watch movies starring your favourite actors, this is another great way I become inspired. I love to watch Angelina Jolie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lawrence and Idris Elba. These are the actors I'm seriously addicted to watching in films, and on TV. I just feel so inspired by their styles and feel I can learn a lot from just watching them!

I also recommend visual aids when it comes to trying to stay positive and disciplined in your field, so for example, putting up film posters of your favourite movies, or cut out pictures of your favourite actors. These visual aids help me feel positive and stay focused on what it is I am trying to achieve.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful evening! Thank you for your support and thank you for reading!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!



Monday, December 8, 2014


Hi all, so I know I haven't posted in such a long long time, but here is a brand new update!

Other than some extra work, I haven't been on the acting scene very much! I have been involved with a few performances over Halloween and now during the Christmas period with the National Leprechaun Museum here in Dublin. The shows are interactive and just general good craic so it's been a lovely little creative outlet, rather than just standing at the reception desk! 

But in other news, I have decided to move to London for quite a short period of about 3-6 months in January! And let me tell you, I'm terribly excited!! I cannot wait to get over there and to meet the amazing acting community that I've heard such great things about! 

So essentially I'll be spending time with my grandmother and my family in Crawley and then heading in and out of the city to explore audition workshops, meeting at spotlight and what nots! And hopefully I'll land a few auditions and get seen by some great Casting Directors and all that jazz! Now I know it's not gonna be all rainbows and sunshine, and it'll be super hard, because lets face it the pond is bigger, and there's a whole lot more fish! Yikes! The competition is fierce in London but I've heard great things about the support from the acting community over there and I have high hopes (although cautious, I'm thinking positive!)

Also, in case anyone was looking for me, I have a youtube channel that I will be uploading weekly videos to, hopefully all monologues but I'm sure I'll ramble off at one stage and start to talk a bit more about Acting life. 
you can find me here: https://www.youtube.com/user/appeleyes
and I currently have a beauty based blog and vlog too:
Blog: whimsyofme.wordpress.com
Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxoQkIb_lm4HNjNbFSDO0Ew

Thanks so much for checking it all out guys! if you like what I do, please like and subscribe!

Also what are your thoughts about London? I am also very interested in the acting scene in Brighton, does anyone know anything about that?

Thanks for your support!

Peach Out!