What’s cool is that art is art, all across the board, no matter where or how or what you are doing. Movies, painting, writing – it’s all a kind of expression, and the drives are the same, the roots of the passion that keep you going. Which is why I really dig this section of an interview with Lost star, Josh Holloway:
And on the subject of finding work, what really got you through the day when you were looking for that one job or that one break which would�ve helped you out? Everyone says it�s believing in yourself, it�s perseverance, but self-help garbage aside, what really carried you through your days?
I couldn�t stop my dreams.
I couldn�t stop my daydreams or night dreams or my dreams of what I want out of life. I don�t know, I didn�t know what I wanted out of life. I didn�t know what I wanted to be, I wanted to be everything. Acting would provide that. I could taste what it would be like to be a secret agent, I could taste what it would be like to be a contractor, a lawyer, whatever, this or that. That really�I didn�t want to let that go because I wanted to experience what movies and the like would allow you to experience. And it�s still�it�s what got me up in the morning. It takes everything you have, emotionally and physically, just to keep going. You�re constantly nervous or excited, really happy or really sad, and it�s just a constant plethora of emotions that you�re faced with in this job.
I mean, I�m a cancer, I�m emotional and that�s what kept me in: the magic. You hit those moments and you have that magic happen and it�s freeing. And when I was about to leave I�d hit the magic again. And it would reel me back in. But I can�t. It�s so all-encompassing for me. And that�s what inspires me in life; I want to inspire and be inspired.
You change acting to writing, and that’s me. Or some of me, anyway. You can read the rest of the interview here.