I read this many years ago and decided that this would be my path as an actor. Instead of working all the time playing the same thing, same character, I chose to work on things that stretched me and were different from the last project. Roles that transformed me. What it means is you won't see me acting non-stop, but when you do see me, I'll be leaving blood on the floor. Risky, but totally fulfilling....
"Gloria Foster, instead of searching for fame by trying to be in many different productions, searched for roles in which she would be able to perform at the best of her ability. She once said, "Young people today, I think, are thinking in terms of stepping stones…I don't know that I ever thought that way. It sounds ridiculous, but I was always thinking in terms of a more difficult role". She won fame by performing her roles magnificently, not by performing the maximum number of roles that she could. She read many scripts, but only chose the ones that spoke truly to her. By the end of her acting career, she was rewarded with three Obie awards, for In White America (1963) and A Raisin In the Sun, and was in the Broadway production of Having Our Say (1995)."
April Yvette Thompson