Saturday, June 13, 2009

question 102: Is the "casting couch" real or an urban legend?

I don't know who sent this because I don't recognize the email address. Therefore, I don't know if this person is serious or not. But, because it is a concern of a lot of people, both male and female, I will answer it seriously.

Sometimes it's literal, and sometimes its metaphorical. Either way, it is an obstacle that some people in the industry encounter. For others, it's an actual career builder. No judgement. There are all different ways of making it in Hollywood and some people choose this course.

If it's not the ladder you want to climb, just say no. It may cost you some opportunities, but many people learn the hard way that even "promises made on the couch" aren't always kept. Make choices you can live with.

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