I needed a myth. I needed a story to put myself into to understand where I was at, to remind me that it’s OK to be imperfect…. You can be imperfect and still be a hero. That’s incredibly empowering for young people.
I accept the nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I hereby nominate Bill Murray, Andrew Gar-Field of Dreams, and Dame Maggie Smith (x)
It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too. There will be days where you feel all alone, and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold on to hope and keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope; people need that. Even if we fail, what better way is there to live?
Everyone has a part of themselves they hide. Even from the people they love most.
Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river and never holding on to the sides. From the start. To the end. Spontaneous. In the moment. Present. Terrifying. Vital. The only way acting with someone should be.
”There will be days where you feel all alone and that’s when hope is needed most.
No matter how buried it gets or how lost you feel, you must p r o m i s e m e that you will hold on to hope […] I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye but we will carry a piece of e a c h o t h e r into everything we do next. To remind us of who we are.. and if we were m e a n t t o b e. ”
You’re gonna make enemies. People will get hurt. Sometimes the people closest to you.