Sunday, March 07, 2010

what Nina says at the end of The Seagull:

When I think of my vocation, I am not afraid of life.

I thought of that after reading this piece of an interview with Jeremy Renner, the lead in The Hurt Locker:

Did you ever think about quitting acting?

Not even for a moment?
Never. It's not about anybody else. It's me. It's that determination and persistence and belief in oneself. When you come up against an obstacle, what do you do? Keep being persistent. I started doing plays again, whatever it took. I did whatever makes me happy. I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn't afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can't afford power you're pretty broke. You endure it. The sacrifices are you can't have a family, you can't do any of that. I was willing to do it.

What it takes.

H/T Zoo O

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