Flex Gets Real with Imani about the Merciless World of Acting
Season 2 Episode 205
Aired on 08/06/2016
Imani has been dreaming of following in her father's footsteps and becoming a screen actor, but neither Flex nor Shanice have been very supportive, knowing firsthand how unstable a career in the industry can be. While out on a pottery date with her dad, Imani gets a serious talk from Flex about being prepared to handle the crueler side of making it as an actor: dealing with rejection.
"I'm hoping that if i'm really open about my experiences in the entertainment business, that Imani would listen to me a little more," explains Flex.
Flex tells Imani about times when he wouldn't hear back at all from the majority of auditions he would try out for, and how disheartening that experience could be.
Imani takes in the cautionary advice her father is giving her, but it hasn't deterred her from wanting to pursue an acting career: "My dad's making me think hard about this. I mean, I get it. I understand that things don't come easy, but it's still not going to stop me."
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