I went to South Africa in December, got back in January and suddenly we’re half-past-February…and I havn’t landed a single acting job yet.
So what have I been up to? Well, I’ve made some changes, and though they might seem like the cause of my joblessness, they’re actually all attempts to increase my productivity:
- Cancelled my social media accounts – they echo too much.
- Left my agent (on good terms with best wishes and an open door). So I’m self-repped for now.
- I registered with a background agency. Logic? My priority is to get time on film and television sets in whatever way possible. (I might be judged according to industry taboos about background work.)
- New look – let’s see if it does something.
I also have jury duty in March. Happy to serve, but a bit frustrating having those dates taken out of play.
And yes, I’m still doing the marquee work to avoid starvation: most recently a week away in Swansea doing 10 hour shifts in the cold and rain. Ja, I’m all about character building.