My husband and I just watched Invictus in which Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, as the film progressed it got me to thinking who I'd like to play ME if there was ever a story about my life. So I asked my husband who he'd like to play him, he thought Forest Whittaker would do him justice, and I got to thinking who I'd like to play me?
Although there is a temptation to think of the most beautiful women in Hollywood to play me, think Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Halle Berry etc etc but I thought I'd like someone to play me who also has depth as a person, someone who would really understand me and also be somebody I admired. So for me I think Viola Davis (The Help) would do me justice. I loved her quote to when she was interviewed on Oprah where she said, "They say the two most important days in a person's life were the day you were born and the day you discover why you were born.”
I truly KNOW why I was born and I love the fact that I get to do that every day of my life. I think my last breath will be spent pursuing the thing I was born to do, which is; Inspire, Empower and Motivate people to live the lives they deserve!
So, I ask you, who would you like to play YOU in the movie of your life?
_Dionne Lewis-Reid has spent many years working in the Welfare-to-Work sector, and delivering Redundancy (Outplacement/Career Transition) workshops both through Lewis-Reid and Hays the UK's largest Recruitment specialist for various public and private sector companies and organisations. Dionne's work is all about helping people to create or update their CV’s and giving them the skills and confidence to either go back to work, or get the next job if it’s career transition.