FASHION PULIS: Wise advice

Published October 9, 2021, 10:27 AM

by Mike Lim

During a lull in their work, Worried Talent (WT) asked Uplifting Adviser (UA) on her thoughts on the ongoing movement of talents from one network to another. UA asked why WT was concerned, as her status seems fine with the management. WT responded that her worry came from the newly hired talents. With their strength in acting, WT pondered if she’d ever be considered for a series. WT revealed she has not heard anything about an acting project.

UA replied that given the circumstances, she should not be choosy with her network assignments. WT should consider herself lucky as she has work, unlike many of her contemporaries. The prevailing mood was survival of the talented. Hence, UA encouraged WT to focus on the skills needed for her job. If she’s given hosting or dancing assignments, then she ought to excel.  

WT shared that her first love is acting and with no series in sight, she feels empty and sad. UA then said that acting jobs are given to the highly talented actors. Further, UA stressed WT did not belong to the ranks of award-winning and critically acclaimed actors. UA did not realize that she said a tactless statement to WT. Nonetheless, UA reminded WT to be thankful and to perform her best in her current role. If she falters, she might be replaced.

‘It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.’ ― Leon C. Megginson

Brave Beauty

Talent managers are very keen on establishing the image of their prized talents. At the onset, a talent’s background story has to be set in place so as to start generating sympathy and interest from fans. Once the talent captures a market, making him/her famous becomes an easy task. As soon as the team has decided on the talent’s image, his/her action off cam has to be in accordance. For example, a talent who is partnered with another onscreen should not be seen with someone else.

The set guidelines can greatly affect the movement and personal relationships of a talent. A talent cannot just be seen anywhere and with anyone who could turn-off followers. Such is the price of fame. Not following the advice of management can negatively affect the talent’s career.

Sometime ago, Brave Beauty (BB) seemed to have thrown caution to the wind when she was spotted in the company of Known Personality (KP). BB was once controversial, but her career is taking direction as the plans of her team are rolling. KP is older and known for his achievements. He also has his showbiz connection and supportive friends. Thus, when a photo of BB and KP circulated, questions were raised as to why BB seems to be in the good graces of KP. Is BB the latest one keeping KP happy these days? Is BB unaware of the possible effects on her image if she were openly linked with KP? Only showbiz insiders can assume the answers and keep quiet.

‘Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.’ − Marcel Proust

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