George Stevens Academy Students Get Some Tips From Big-Time Actors
The most famous person to come to my high school was Ricky Craven
Back when I was in high school in the '90s, it was pretty tame. And you know, being from this area, usually, the only famous people we hear about are Stephen King and Ricky Craven. Maybe Mike Bordick when he was still playing baseball, but that was really about it as far that went.
Once, Ricky Craven came to Hampden Academy as a famous alum. But you could tell this race car driver wasn't necessarily comfortable speaking to several hundred high school kids about racing. And NASCAR hadn't had the incredible boom that it's had in more recent years.
The George Stevens Academy Acting Club has a bunch of super-lucky kids
Recently, as the GSA acting club was having its last gathering for the year, they reached out to a couple of big-time people in the acting business, being Colin Mochrie and Nick Frost. Mochrie is probably most famous for being on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and Nick Frost is known for his work on movies like "Shaun of the Dead."
Both artists seemed more than willing to share their experiences with the kids and got online to send video messages to the students with topics ranging from stage fright to shyness and anxiety, which can be extreme hinderances when learning how to act. That's why I'll always stay a drummer. So much stuff between me and the people, haha.
GSA also gave a special shoutout to Erin McCormick, who helped organize the messages for the students to check out. If you're curious what kind of advice they got, here's the video Colin Mochrie sent the students...