You may have noticed that I'm a primarily film and TV actress living in a theater town.
So I'm considering the move to LA.
On one hand, it terrifies me. I'm a native New Yorker. Being a part of this city is a part of who I am as a person. And what if I go out to LA, and I can't gain any traction there? There are so many actors out in LA, what's going to make me stand out? I'm going to spend all of this time and money moving, possibly jeopardize the relationships I've already built here in New York by not being here, and what if nothing even comes of it? It'll be such a colossal waste of time.
But I also keep hearing that I should follow the fear. That if I'm scared of something, that just means that it's the next great thing.
Moving to LA also doesn't mean that I can't come back to New York. Being bicoastal is definitely a thing. And I can start meeting bicoastal CDs and agents/managers now, so I'm prepared to be able to fly back and forth whenever I need to, or at least send video auditions on a regular basis, and I'll have the support system to give me the opportunities to do those in the first place.
If I do move, it'd be in late April, or early/mid May. If I tried to move now, it'd be too late to know anyone well enough for pilot season 2017, and I don't want to throw away a perfectly good pilot season here in New York. And then, if I'm going to be here that long, I also want to be here for the Tribeca Film Festival next year.
This isn't an announcement or anything. Just something I'm really, strongly considering.
After all, I know I have to go out there eventually. It may as well be now. Or at least soon.