The media and entertainment industry is one of the toughest in the world. For actress Selena Anduze, it takes relentless passion and commitment for the craft itself to sustain the hardships of the industry and the stress in the business of acting. The journey of making it in the entertainment business requires knowing how to set boundaries and protect your energy.
Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me — Being a Good Storyteller with Selena Anduze. ▶️https://youtu.be/BP0es2DHsQA.
Key points covered in this episode:
✔️ There's no age limit, height limit, and certainly no race limit on being a storyteller. Born and raised on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix and then transplanted to the United States during her teens, actress Selena brings a unique storyteller voice to her TV and film roles. She is most known for her role as "Agent Rodriguez" in the Marvel show WandaVision on Disney+.
Selena considers acting as a gift that comes with profound responsibility. As a storyteller, she chooses to represent people who, like her, possess different ethnicities. "I have a sense of duty to make sure that I'm not seen in a stereotypical but positive way that is culturally educational to the rest of the world."
✔️ Work is a vocation that comes from that calling within your soul. For Selena, getting into acting for the sake of getting famous can get awry. "It's going to be really hard for someone to be successful if they're just chasing fame. You need to be pursuing your passion for storytelling and ask: Where do I fit? What is my dharma? What is my purpose, and who should I be the best at telling a story that helps the whole village of humanity survive?” Be the one telling the stories that need to be told and at least hope to reach precisely the people you are supposed to touch.
✔️ We are interrupters who came in with a soul calling to interrupt the intergenerational trance before us. Do you feel like an old soul that doesn't really fit in with the people around you? You are one of the rare ones. Like Selena and Dianne A. Allen, you are an interrupter. Often, you are the black sheep of the family; you came in with a soul calling to interrupt the intergenerational trance before us, chosen to create a bigger change.
Be who you are. You are doing a mighty service by stepping into that authentic being who firmly takes a stand.
Selena Anduze has been a performing artist since age 7. Born and raised on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix and then transplanted to the United States during her teens, Selena brings a unique storyteller voice to her TV and film roles. She is most known for her role as "Agent Rodriguez" in the Marvel show WandaVision on Disney+. When away from set, Selena serves the performing arts community as a local Atlanta SAG AFTRA board member and committee Vice Chair member and an educator and private acting coach.
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