All posts tagged: acting

“…you can’t take the London out of the girl…” | Why I am addicted to my tea addiction

I recently starred in my first ever feature-length movie. Yay! And by starred, what I really mean is, I drank in one large gulp, my three whole seconds of fame. It was glorious. There was a closeup, I had lines, a runner, and both the director and the star, Daniel Auteul, complimented me on my acting skills. For someone who grew up attending drama summer schools and camps, calling it an ego boost would certainly be an understatement. I bathed in the glory of it all. So what if I may never be the next Lupita Nyong’o, but on that day, with the camera on my face, everyone on set waiting on me; I was elation personified. A girl can dream. As soon as I got home, the first thing I did was to reach for the kettle; I made a beeline for the teabags. I take tea time like it’s a business. Scratch that, it’s a sport. Our national sport. You have to know the players, understand the rules and take time to appreciate the camaraderie of it all. It’s …