I don’t know about you guys, but patience is something I’ve struggled with for most of my life. Whether it’s regarding my career, relationships, or personal goals and life events, it can be agonizing to sit around and wait.
In this week’s episode of the “It’s a Slate of Mind” podcast, we tackle the concept of patience and it’s role in the entertainment industry. In a subjective industry where actors can often have very little control, it can feel like you have to wait for every step! From waiting to get an agent, being patient while you wait for your breakout role to appear, to wondering if you should keep going, if it’s even worth it anymore…this topic packs a lot of emotional punch. My guest this week, Austin Freeman (The Mule, The Passage) shares his experiences and the struggles he’s faced and overcome regarding patience as an Atlanta-based actor. Learning to love the often long and winding process of being an actor (or any artist, really!), is so crucial to success – and maintaining your sanity throughout it all.
You’ll also hear about how Austin and I prep going into an audition/callback, why you should adopt the “fuck em” mentality, a dual fangirl moment over Jason Momoa, and why we believe so whole heartedly in the Atlanta entertainment community.
I think you’ll really get a lot from this episode! As always – let me know what you think, are you part of team F#@k Em? How do you work on being more patient in your acting career?