One in a Billion
Everyone seems to be talking about the lottery lately; and hey why wouldn’t they, with a $640 million dollar jackpot?
I’ve been talking about it with my friends on twitter, and the people in my office, and it took a turn towards that during dinner with my father. I told him all I really want to do with that money is to live a comfortable life while working on my acting career (and be one hell of a philanthropist.) My father told me with six-hundred million dollars I could start my own production company and make myself a star.
And it made me realize something. I don’t want to act to be wealthy. I don’t want to be famous for having money. I want to do it the hard way. I want to work my way up the honest way. I want to get an agent, and go out on auditions, and make other people feel something. It’s never been about the money. Obviously I want to eat and live and enjoy some creature comforts, but it made me realize that acting is a passion and I don’t want any kind of short cut.
Now if only I could pay my parking tickets.