CUE & A REVISITED: When Did You Know You Wanted to Perform For a Living?; 60 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
12 Feb 2013

Petula Clark
Petula Clark
When I was about six, I went to the theatre with my dad to see the great English star Dame Flora Robson and that made me want to be an actress.

Carla Gugino
My first acting class in Los Angeles. I was 13. It was a "cold reading" class. In that first moment of getting to see the world through someone else's eyes, I was hooked.

Van Hughes
I saw a children’s theatre production of Mother Goose by the Hurrah Players when I was 8. After the show, I told my mom, “I can do that.”

I later joined the Hurrah Players and became very inspired by Hugh Copeland to fall in love with theatre.