Serious not serious

I was thinking I might start this series of Wisdom From Laura. However, I’m fairly bad at blogging lately (you might have noticed) so who knows how many I’ll do. Here’s the first.

We were talking about Nicolas Cage the other day and Laura mentioned about how he’s gone from this good actor who didn’t take himself too seriously to an actor who is serious about his craft but also, unfortunately, seems to take himself way too seriously. And that’s the insight:

Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

I think I’ve been doing this for many years, just never saw it in those terms. I’m living the dream, man. Something like that, anyway.

2 thoughts on “Serious not serious

  1. Nicholas Cage is not serious about his craft. The conversation was that Nicholas Cage takes himself too seriously (and thus is not a good actor) and that Ian McShane takes his *craft* seriously, and doesn’t take *himself* too seriously, and is a great actor.

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