what u focus on determines who u become. He focused on becoming a masterful storyteller (AKA an actor who becomes a writer). that focus put him in a powerful place for transformation and made booking a life changing role a natural outcome...
“Right before I got 'Sons of Anarchy,' I actually quit acting for 18 months and didn't read a single script, and I wrote a film. I felt like I needed to do something that I had control over, as an artist, and also just do something where I felt like I had some control over my life, as just a human, out in the world.”
April Yvette Thompson