I love performing. I shall perform until the day I die.
- Josephine Baker
La Baker. Some performers defy the limits of their times to carve out a legacy that echoes long after they are gone. Josephine Baker is that kind of performer.
That quote up above lights up my heart. Acting is something that was in me as a child. It wasn't the fame or the money, which is wonderful, it is a calling. Still is.
To become other characters, to entertain, uplift, educate and just have fun.
Josephine Baker performed up into to her 68th year. She died four days after a sold out engagement at Paris. She was found in bed with newspapers around her with all the wonderful reviews of her show.
Being an actor isn't for the faint of heart. I believe if it meant for you to do it then be an actor as long as you have breath. Cheers to Josephine Baker. Cheers to following and manifesting your acting dreams.