I was hoping someone in the theater recorded and uploaded this to the web, so that it could be shared; and thankfully, someone did just that! 

I thought it was a perfect post for the weekend – something that the many artists (actors, writers, directors, etc) who read this blog would appreciate watching and hearing. 

We all need a swift kick in the ass from time to time to shake us up, and get us moving, and this just might do it for you today, or maybe tomorrow, or next week, next month, year, etc…

Ms Jenifer Lewis preaching during the Q&A that followed the Urbanworld Film Festival opening night screening of Baggage Claim, when she was asked what advice she would give to aspiring actors, who are working to get into the business. It’s actually one of those broad, general questions that I don’t particularly like; but Ms Lewis, in a moment of severity (I’m used to seeing her be comedic) handles it: