This man above, is not only down to earth but humble and incredibly honest about having stage fright. Crazy, no? I found it to be so cool that he admitted this but yet before my very eyes was conquering it at that exact moment.
I’ll be honest with you guys, I suffered stage fright myself. But who wouldn’t when having to read in front of a class, you know?
What was shocking to me, is his career revolves around entertaining and impressing people. That’s a whole new level of conquering your fear. Basically trumping fear!
He touched upon education, career, backup plans, success and closed with the meaning of life of all things.
Fair warning, loosely quoting. Since I couldn’t really record with my horrible iPhone:
Education– “There are ‘hidden’ opportunities but they are out there, you just gotta look for it”
Career– ” Both of my parents are teachers and I wanted to be an actor.”
Backup plans– “Your backup plan, whatever it may be, can help your front plan or vise verse”
(Fun Fact: He’s was anthropology!)
Success– ” I don’t single any one project as an achievement even in being able to star in Batman vs Superman because I just keep working. So I don’t dwell on it.”
Meaning of life– ” I don’t judge and make assumptions about people. Look at you and care about you.”
I know you guys might ask this,
Did he answer where he got he’s inspiration to be able to play the most infamous Lex Luther for the upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie? Well, yes he did!
His answer, loosely quoting here by the way, but it went something like this:
“I couldn’t find any real information about the guy but just very generic characteristics, so I had to dig deep. When I did, I found myself thinking about working under someone that in no way is fair, almost unjust that they be in charge because of the power he possesses. It’s that feeling I found when working with a boss. Why should I be below him?”
Well said Mr. Eisenberg that’s my feeling when designing for the ‘man’ or ‘woman’ for that matter. 😄
Sad but true.
It is stellar advice though for all designers, talented and passionate.
Keep working and do something with your back up! Mine is writing and here I am typing. 🙂
What’s yours? Leave a comment down below with your answer!