Good on you Rachel, perfectly summed up.
Im only 22 now and have been acting since i was about 15 (yr 10 high school). I was lucky in that i had great Drama teachers who exposed me to acting an encouraged me to get better at it and to continue on with it after my formative years. However, some do not have the same guidance that i had and even then at the end of high school i still had no idea how to proceed and were to look in terms of my acting career.
Freya i assume has not even left school yet and is atleast looking to get involved in the industry even at her young age. Also, Tom or "Colombia Pictures" your cynical reply Freya was not only low but completely out of order. The girl is only 14 and unless you know her personally, you would have no idea as to her ability and talent. Yes, the unemployment rate of our industry is huge and the opportunities slim but dont discourage people with your unwanted cynicism. The more the better, it can only make it more competitive and make the rest of us better performers.
Good luck Freya follow your dreams and read some of the more constructive feddback from the likes of Julianne to help you find your way.
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