Love Letter: So What Do Acting and Dating Have in Common?

“Being an actor is a constant state of putting yourself out there, hoping to be loved and hearing ‘no’ a thousand times — ‘No, you’re not right.’ ‘No, someone else is a better fit,’” Jenny Gorelick writes in this week’s Modern Love essay.

“It’s like dating but paid (hopefully) and without sex (though sometimes there is sex),” she writes. “And that was before the strike made the entire industry a ‘no.’”