PREVIEW: When Life Punches You In The Face, PUNCH BACK - With 'Grantchester' Actress Melissa Johns!Jul 14, 2021
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Melissa Johns is such an INCREDIBLE example of an actress who has turned her adversity into her ADVANTAGE!
We know the acting industry has A LOT of work to do when it comes to welcoming people with obvious differences, so being born without her right hand and forearm, certainly wasn't going to make things easier.
But... Melissa has been relentless in forging an incredible career. She's landed lead roles in shows like Coronation Street, BBC One's Life, ITV's Grantchester - and will soon be appearing on Celebrity MasterChef.
In this 2 HOUR deep-dive, we discuss the trials and tribulations of Melissa's journey so far, she shares some REALLY vulnerable moments where life has truly punched her in the face, we look at a 3-step process of turning YOUR adversity into advantage - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!
During the broadcast, we discuss:
- Melissa's entry into the acting industry and why her mum thought she was destined to work in an office.
- Why Melissa moved from London to Manchester, to pursue her acting career.
- Being born with one arm and the industry issues that brings about.
- Melissa's work creating DANC - the Disabled Artists Networking Community.
- BAFTA 'Elevate' - what it is and why you should apply.
- Why you should ALWAYS keep in touch with casting directors - and how doing so landed Melissa 12 episodes of 'Coronation Street'.
- What to include in your emails to casting directors.
- Melissa's invite to take part in 'Celebrity MasterChef' - and why she nearly backed out!
- Agent relationships - and getting it right.
- The day Melissa's phone got hacked and her intimate pictures leaked to the press.
- The 3-step process of turning your adversity into ADVANTAGE!
- Dealing with controversial storylines as an actor.
- Coming back into the acting industry after a prolonged break.
- The ONE thing Melissa wants EVERY actor to know.
- And MUCH MUCH more!
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