Hollywood is all about access. How far you go in the industry will largely be determined by the people and the resources you have access to.
Unfortunately, this business is not a complete meritocracy.
Some actors choose to complain about this and sulk when they are passed over for a role by someone who had the right contacts.
Others choose to adapt to the way the industry works rather than fighting against it. After all, this is a people business, just like anything else.
What follows is the tale of one of the busiest actors around and the way she got into the industry. I’m sharing every detail with you so that you can do the same and force the industry to take you seriously already.