It seems like every Hollywood story has their own spin on going from “rags to riches”. Well, turns out actress Brie Larson took this quiet literally. LOL
Larson is most notable for her role in movies like 21 Jump Street, The Gambler, Free Fire, and so many more. Apparently, her road to success wasn’t exactly smooth.
In an effort to keep herself afloat during hopeless auditioning times, Larson was spinning on the one’s and two’s. She claims that was her “real” job. Let’s be honest, that’s the most fun “real” job we’ve ever heard of.
What genres was she notorious for? Well, her catalogue was slightly limited considering she only spun vinyl records. Yep, she was a Vinyl-Snob. (A term I just made up, meaning vinyl snobs refuse to use CDJ’s and judge people who do) You have to respect this. Think about the extent of her musical knowledge?? Her ability to match BPM’s without the convenience of Serato is a skill that does not go unnoticed.
You may be thinking, who the heck hired this rare gem of a woman? According to her post via Instagram, she spun at “magazine parties and hotel bars”. Not too shabby for an aspiring actress.
The actress left a few inspiring words via her Instagram post for the dreamers out there. It read ” To all the dreamers with day jobs, I see you, don’t give up. There is beauty in your journey. “
Amen to that sista.
Check out the post below:
I used to DJ. It was the "real" job that floated me while I auditioned for the movies I never got. Even during the filming of Short Term 12 I spun records at magazine parties and hotel bars on weekends because I couldn't survive off of SAG minimum. I loved rare foreign covers of Beatles songs, Ye-Ye girls, and soul. Drunk dudes would request trap and I'd tell them "Sorry I only play vinyl." I was hustling, but I got people dancing and hung with my other DJ friends. I'm grateful for where I am now, but want to give a toast to the life I lived before. To all the dreamers with day jobs, I see you, don't give up. There is beauty in your journey. ?#fbf