Yes, pursuing my dream was ridiculous and indulgent. But acting was the only thing I was good at, and the only thing I wanted to do.
When I tell people that I used to be a film and TV actress, I often get the same reaction: “Really?! That’s so cool!”
But did it feel “cool” at the time? Not really. “Desperate” is a better way to describe it.
Between the ages of 19 and 27, I was a wannabe actress. What started as a casual dalliance with the Australian entertainment industry became an obsession. And I was obsessed because no matter how hard I tried, it was near impossible to get cast in anything.