Our plastic and paper free family (attempts)

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I said to a mate the other day that I’ve become “that girl”; the one I would meet when in my twenties and scoff at because she insisted she was a healthy hippy who didn’t eat much meat, rarely wore deodorant (I do draw the line at that one), took her healthy homemade lunch out...

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Ways to Stay on the Right Side of a Casting Director

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Over the years I’ve genuinely heard and been asked the funniest things from actors about Casting Directors… Like ‘Is it okay to be in touch with a Casting Director to offer to take them out, after only booking one job?’, or ‘Could I call a Casting Director and ask them to vouch for me when...

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Why you need to get into voiceover now!

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Ever a fan of encouraging guest posts here on B.A.BE., this one is a special one. Not only is Paul McLaughlin an established voiceover artist and actor in his own right, but he’s also gone on to build a fantastic business coaching voice artists, and generating content. He’s provided us with numerous tips over the...

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Give me a T….Give me a T O D D L E R!

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Oh yeah….it’s toddler time and it is not pleasant. And I’ve already been warned that “threenagers” are even harder. But I really am not sure if he could get much worse than now.. Here’s an example of my exceptional parenting on the weekend – yes, this is the middle of a quick shop to get...

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Your G-spot

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The wonderful G-spot. And I’m not talking about that sexy little passtime better left for reading about in Mills and Boons books or that amazing podcast The Hotbed Collective (seriously people this podocast is genius). I’m actually talking about spotting your Acting Goals (oh that G-spot!!). Spotting your main goals and then systematically working on...

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A message from my pre-mummy self

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Since becoming a mum, so many things have become clear that I had no idea about before. There’s a love I know that is fierce and fast. There is frustration I know that is quick and crazy. There is serenity that I know, only when they’re asleep. And there is a dependence that I know,...

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Angela has coached me for four months now and she has really accelerated my success in an efficient, motivating and inspiring way. Her tools, wisdom and unique perspective on the industry have enabled me to book more work, sign with an excellent agent and be a more happy and excited actor! I am so grateful for Angela’s sessions and support and truly believe that with the tools she is giving me, I can achieve anything.

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Safety at every single audition

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Something really really bad happened a few years ago. I am okay. I didn’t get hurt, but someone else did. Physically and emotionally. And there may have been more women I don’t know about. Police were involved. An arrest was made. Hopefully that’s the end of that particular predator trying it on with young vulnerable...

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The money struggle is real…but how do you fix it?

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I’d like to mention at the start of this post that I began writing this just a few months back right before the holidays and then never posted it… I wrote: “This week is not a great week. This is one of those actor weeks where you’re waiting on pay and you’re stressed out; you can’t book a...

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8 Commandments of a Successful Headshot Session – with Backstage

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I had the most wonderful headshot session this year with a woman I have recommended to about a 1000 actors over the years. This is the second time I’ve booked in with her! Her name is Jennie Scott and she is a London based headshot photographer. And no, she doesn’t give me commission for telling...

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