1) KNOW. YOUR. LINES.
Make your lines the biggest thing that you are least worried about! Knowing your lines inside and out will help you enjoy the experience and allow room to absorb and retain information as well as gain as much from the opportunity as possible. This is the forever golden rule to feeling confident on set, but especially when working with someone you know may make you exceptionally nervous. Know your lines better than ever before. If you already rock at memorizing, step up your rock-ness and rock even harder, then you can really play!
2) STAY SHARP WITH BRAIN FOOD
To ensure all 10-2 situations are kept at an all time low, it is wise to start preparing your body ahead of time! Stay away from heavy, carb filled foods and keep it light and protein filled two days before. We know that a double double animal style the night before your shoot may sound like a good idea in theory, but trust us when we say, it will be worth it to save that treat till after the shoot is successful and completed! Too much heavy food can make you sleepy and sluggish. Eat healthy and light and you’ll be at the top of your game.
3) QUIET CONFIDENCE
Please remember that you are not less than anyone else. When someone reaches a certain level of success we can oftentimes feel smaller or less than said individual. Remember that you are an equal, success is relative. You also experience that same level of success, maybe on a smaller scale or you have different successes. Just as you may be excited to meet your celebrity co-worker, there are others who look up to you in the same way that you look up to your celeb! Remember that “celebrity” is a title, but you can be just as talented and not have found your big break yet! You hold the power to ensure you see yourself as equal too.
4) BE YOURSELF
Relax it’s not brain surgery! Have fun and be open. Don’t be afraid to make conversation. Keep a conversation piece handy at all times; a favorite book, or an interesting piece of jewelry can go a long way! There is one thing that 99.9% of humans can agree on: Animals are adorable. Don’t be ashamed to pad your photo album with a few more pictures of your cute Pomeranian Sergio, or your wacky Cockatoo Samson, if an opportunity comes up that you and your celeb friend can connect on that level, see that open door and waltz through it my friend.
5) GO THE EXTRA MILE
Only after feeling good on the inside, is it time to think about looking good on the outside. One of the best ways to prepare for working on set with a big time celeb is making sure that you are confident with your appearance. Doing things to ensure you can execute the ‘look good, feel good’ mentality, will help you tremendously. Lisa recommends focusing on the details; go get a mani-pedi (yes guys, you should do this too), take extra time on washing, exfoliating and treating your face, hands and feet, set up an appointment to get your eyebrows threaded. Take the time to look your best. Let your preparation, self confidence, wardrobe and makeup team do the rest!
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