Creative Differences

September 15th, 2009 ~ 9:11 pm

Well, I have bowed out of the pilot project.

I realized that I wasn’t on the same page as the producers and they should replace me with an actress who is behind it 100%. I left early on so they can easily recast with plenty of time. I just only have so much time to invest and I have to follow my instincts and choose projects I’m passionate about. Well, at least for things that will take longer than a weekend.

The producers were totally lovely and the other cast were talented fun people. I just wasn’t really clicking with the script and the direction things were going. So instead of waiting and hoping things go more the way I would like them to (and then having it be too late to leave without screwing people over), I took my cue now.

It’s been my experience that it’s better to admit you can’t do something early on than pretend you can for so long that it’s too late to leave without burning your bridges. To me it’s ok if you can’t do something because it’s easy enough to find someone who can. But if it’s past a certain point you’ve kind of wasted a lot of time and resources. And that is shitty.

So here I am taking my own advice and leaving something I know I won’t be happy doing. It’s for the best.

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