Happy May 4th Smithtown, here's a re-post of my interview segment with the recently departed Carrie Fisher in honor of Star Wars Day- May the 4th Be With You!
"Even when you don’t feel inspired, do it anyway"
This week's advice comes from an actress we are all familiar with, Carrie Fisher. She is known for her iconic roles in films such as the Star Wars trilogy, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Austin Powers, and recently on the cartoon Family Guy but in addition to acting Fisher has written a number of plays and books such as Postcards from the Edge which was made into a film directed by Mike Nichols as well as working on screenplays such as Sister Act and The Wedding Singer. I had a chance to interview her while she was working on her most recent play, the autobiographical Wishful Drinking which was recently made into a documentary film which aired on HBO is September.
Mr.Needles: I teach high school and I teach film, screenwriting, and acting. What advice would you give to young creative people in terms of them wanting a career in a creative industry whether it’s writing or acting?
Carrie Fisher: Well it’s a big difference between whether it’s writing or acting. The important thing is to learn as much as you can and to write even when you don’t feel inspired, you know, to do it anyway. Do everything anyway whether you feel confident or not it’s worth going for.
Full Interview: Short & Sweet NYC
Thursday, May 4, 2017
- 2017-2018 AP Art Summer Assignments
- Studio art: Final Portfolio and Assessment
- Studio Art: Cardboard Project
- Art Honor Society: NAHS News
- Wednesday Work
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- Digital Media: Art Trivia Code Game
- Studio Art: Creating and designing a Dunny
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- Film: The Animation Studios
- Digital Media: Triva Game App
- Studio Art: Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop
- Film: PIXAR Animation Studios
- AP Art: AP Art Test
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