It's Monday! And why not start out the week with some laughter? Jim Carrey was the first person to influence my style of comedy. I loved his larger than life expressions and ability to change his face and voice into unreal but hysterical characters. I often ran around the house quoting his different movies, and eventually perfected the "Instant Replay" scene from Ace Ventura (clip included below). As I got older I began study all of his films and was impressed by his ability
I took my first ballet class ever yesterday at Jarek Stutlz Dance Academy. And being the over-acheiver that I am, I took three classes in a row--beginner, intermediate/advanced, and tricks and turns. It was three hours of very intense muscle control, movement precision, and all-over coordination. It was also one of the most fun mornings I've ever had! I forgot how much I love dancing. It's great exercise and there is something so satisfying and freeing about being able to mov
I'm being selfish today and writing this post for myself. Dear Jillian, I know you're feeling a little down. I know you're feeling like you're treading water with concrete blocks on your feet. I know you look at your friends and family members and wonder if you should give up your pursuit of acting and choose a career that would readily give you the money and security and stuff that you want. It's so tempting to throw your hands up in the air and say, "I give up!" on days whe
Senior year of high school, our marching band and the chorus girls were invited to perform at Disney World! I found this video of one of our songs "Come Rain or Come Shine" when perusing the Youtube and it brought back many wonderful memories of one of the best summers ever.
This week's inspiring actor is Betty Hutton. Born in Michigan in 1921, she is best known for her roles in "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek," and MGM's "Annie Get Your Gun." She is remembered by the public for her roles as energetic brassy sassy blonds. "I was a commodity, like a hot dog. It was like hot dogs and Betty Hutton." --Betty Hutton
With everything that has been going on with my theatre career, I realized I needed to do a catch-up post on all the wonderful film projects I have been (and will be??) working on! Recently I was able to travel to Nashville to be a congregation member for the final episode of "The Committee," a webseries with over 100 episodes. It was a cold, fun filled day making new friends and running into familiar faces! (Laurie Ritz Charland). *Side note: Nashville has both the shortest g