I can’t give too much more away, but last week, working with Bruce Dern was quite a surreal experience. He immediately looked at me & said, “Play the game & just dance with me. You are magical.” WE DANCED!!! From someone who’s been in the game, living publically private on screen for decades, indeed there were magical moments of wisdom & classic tales…one after another, after another…and another 😉 It was endearing, insightful & made me remember why I started & love acting more & more every day. Not to mention we were thrown a 7 page dialogue scene by the end of the night. Rather than underestimating my abilities, I trusted & we worked hard together. Bruce reminded me we were a team, “There’s no “I” in team…& you my dear are an incredible parter.” He thanked me! That day he made me feel like his partner & equal regardless of the years of mastery he had in the business. Sometimes theres that one “wise man” who comes along at the right time reinforcing the confidence & validation you need to hear. Everyone could use some positive reinforcement & a challenge to understand you are capable & exactly where you are suppose to be. “The right teacher will appear when the student is ready.” I received just the knowledge I needed to hear that day to take a step back & embrace the moment after grueling, long, dark hours and say, “Chauntal, you are more than capable, you are Possible & keep doing what you do.” Encourage those around you to let their light shine! More updates to come.
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