The other night I wrote about all of the friends in the @Maroon5 #M5Halloween
world who have ended up being so special to me on so many fronts...and, I mentioned a few I’ve worked with.
This is the guy I was thinking of specifically when I referred to someone casting me in their movies.
- the most prolific artist I know and the most kind, generous, thoughtful and FUN writer and director you’ll ever meet.
A few years ago, Jake messaged me saying he had written a part and asking if I knew “someone” who could play it.
It was basically a caricatured version of me. I told him I was in, and he ended up bringing back to life a dream I wasn’t sure I would get to dream again.
Now, 3 years later, we’ve dreamed it together for 4 films and he’s even written parts - and, expanded parts - with me in mind. SWOON.💗 I’ve been in 4 of this dreamboat director’s movies and I am SO friggin’ proud of all he has accomplished.
Many people dream it.
But not many people do it.
And, Jake is the kind of talented soul who dreams it, does it and then looks around him for other dreamers...and helps them DO it, too.
And, maybe it’s because we’re fellow native Texans-turned-Angelenos...
Or, maybe it’s because we’re both Sagittarians...
Or, maybe it’s because we love giving our friends work...
Or, maybe it because we show up in almost-matching Halloween costumes and dance and laugh and have fun all night long...
But, I’m just feeling awfully grateful for Jake tonight - because Jake is the kind of guy who makes me remember the magic of Hollywood I fell in love with as a little 4-year-old girl in Dallas watching the Oscars...and, makes me believe that even my biggest, most unrealistic dreams just might come true.
He’s already made some of those dreams come true for me.📺🎬
Next? I’m crossing my fingers for a musical.🎤😂🎬
*Be sure to swipe for our “Scrubs” video
My Costume Details (because it took a village, y’all):
Costume: @dccheerleaders @amazon
Vintage white fringed boots: @thefineartofdesign @shopelpaseo @visitpalmdesert
eyes & face, @narsissist