American actor Terrence Howard has tipped Ugandans filmmakers and actors on how to run a successful career in the movie industry.
While delivering a motivational talk to Ugandan actors, actresses and filmmakers at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 19.
In a 5-minute-long video, the Hollywood actor said he opted for a virtual meeting due to Covid-19 scare.
“Young actors of Kampala, I was supposed to meet you today to encourage you about your role in the arts and all of the things that might be expected of you but due to a covid scare, I had to leave. Please forgive me,” he noted.
Howard urged the filmmakers to understand that even in filmmaking, there are baby steps.
“This gives me a better opportunity to share from my heart the things that have allowed me to have a long career…You have to know who, what, when, where, and why you are where you are. What has to be accomplished, when will it be accomplished and why should it be accomplished. When you have those questions answered, those five Ws, everything else becomes baby steps and that is the biggest part that you get to remember,” he said.
The actor also cautioned them to always protect their reputations saying part of his regrets is his failure to defend his name when a number of accusations were made against him in the past.
He has in the past been accused of being violent to his partners and strangers.
“Keep your reputation clean because that will be the first thing used against you. Any attack against your reputation, stand up and defend it immediately despite what anybody might tell you. Make sure you don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of agents, managers, and publicists. Defend every aspect of your name under every challenge,” he said.
“The biggest mistake I made in my career was not standing up and defending my character when I was accused of terrible things.”
Leave a Reply