TMNT movie hits theaters August 8th!
I love this project for several reasons . First of all, it was created by someone that I have been working with in her quest for freedom from tremendous suffering for several months now. It is one of the greatest joys that I know to see depression slowly melting and the twinkles of life and hope slowly beginning to glow once again in someone’s eyes. I don’t mean to put words in her mouth, but I think she is beginning to see the greater picture of everything she has been through. “Why me?” is not a question that can ever be answered, but “What can I do with it?” is a question that brings an enormous sense of purpose and beauty to one’s life and allows you to go on an adventure not otherwise possible.
There is an epidemic not only of depression and anxiety, but also self-harm, especially in young people. Most of them hide it in their personal life and then retreat to places on the internet where they gather and let their pain out. Most of it is really graphic, triggering, and just tragic. It leads them nowhere except to darker places. This project is an interactive safe space as well as a chronicle of her own journey and triumph over tremendous obstacles. Overcoming these struggles is not about coping, it is about growing, and I really celebrate how brave she is in sharing her story and inspiring others to do the same. http://www.projectbadass89.tumblr.com/
That’s my biggest achievement in life: I know who I am. I love who I am. I like what I do and I like how I do it. I like my mistakes and I like the way I learn. I like the pace in which I learn my mistakes. I don’t want to be anybody else but me. And by knowing this, I want to continue figuring out who the fuck I am.
One of Michael Cera’s first roles was in a Pillsbury commercial in 1998 [x].
“I auditioned for The Sixth Sense, which I didn’t know was about seeing dead people. They didn’t mention that in the breakdown. After seeing the movie, and remembering the scene they had me read… It was the scene with the penny. Bruce Willis is saying, “I can’t be your doctor anymore,” and Haley Joel Osment starts crying and slides the penny over to him. It’s a very emotional scene. And I did not do it that way. I did it upbeat. I said “Some magic’s real” very optimistically.”-Michael Cera
Some things never change.