May 7, 2007
Breaking the Rules of Art
My step sister, who is an aspiring actress, once wrote to Katherine Hepburn, asking her advice on how to break into acting.
Amazingly, Katherine Hepburn wrote her back. I have a copy of the letter somewhere, written in a shaky sort of penmanship.
I remember her answer as to how to break into acting was very direct and simple. Ms. Hepburn wrote that the best thing she would recommend would be to come to New York and look around to see what everyone else was doing. And then think of something different... and do that.
Good advice. Just shows how the Rules of Art are mostly made to be broken.