There is a moment before I get on set, where I really wrestle with my nerves. My heart pounds and I think things like, “What are you doing? You don’t want to be here! You hate pressure. You're going to forget all your lines! You're going to screw up and embarrass you acting coach and fellow actors and yourself and your friends and family and… “
Then I think very loudly in my head. “SHUT UP!!” I want to be here more than just about anything in the world, I deserve to be here. And I love this! This is what I do.” And I have this calming feeling and I know it will be alright.
I know I am ready.