Why I Act

I LOVE the craft of acting so much.  Stories can take us outside of ourselves, they can give us hope and perspective, they can make us believe in magic and love.  They can save us from loneliness.  Every time I walk on stage or in front of the camera, I feel intensely alive as I surrender myself to the larger power- the story.  A story that, if I am very lucky, will move someone, the same way I have been so moved by so many pieces of art. That is why I act.  And will never stop. 
-jacqueline misaye