I had such an exciting week last week. On Sunday I flew over to London and on Monday I began a week’s worth of acting lessons! We had a really great director and there were only three of us in the classes so it was really intimate and we got some real quality teaching time. It was great fun, especially as I also had a former Miss Malaysia in my group who knew some of the girls from my 2004 Miss Universe competition, so we had a great laugh.
It was not all fun and games though. I took up the class because I really wanted to test myself and find out whether I could really have a career in acting. On Thursday as the course came to an end, we produced a show reel each which included different video clips to show off our different acting skills. I felt quite confident, thanks to all my modeling experience, so being in front of the camera as well as a big group of people and bright lights for hours was not intimidating at all!
I did however learn a lot, especially from the very experienced director, Brian Deacon, who taught me that acting comes from with-in and you have to be yourself and be honest with the camera. He gave me loads of homework to be getting on with when I am back in Milan including a list of books to read as well as a couple of pointers for the future.
It was a really great week and I am so glad I took part in the course, but I am so glad to be back in Milan not only as I got to see my Sulley after he played such a great game on Saturday, but because it was absolutely freezing in London!
Love Menaye xxx