There’s always hope.
Don’t ever let anybody tell you you can’t. My mum and dad never wanted me to be an actress. They didn’t want me to be in acting at all. In fact, I remember telling them I wanted to go to college for theatre and my mum cried and said, “There’s no way,” and my dad sat me down very calmly one day and he said, “Why don’t you just go into broadcasting, and you can be a journalist. That’s acting, you’re reading your lines,” and I was like, “No dad, it’s not. That’s so sweet of you, but it’s not.” I had to overcome many things, many people telling me no. If you want it, and you believe in it, you have to do it. And I know it’s silly, and I know I’m kind of irrationally optimistic, but you have to be and you can’t really have another plan, because you’re going to fall back on it.
Crystal Reed photographed by Andrew Macpherson, 2011
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