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Janine Turner – What was to keep me?

Janine TurnerAfter leaving home to be a model when she was 15, Janine Turner began her acting career 2 years later appearing in episodes of Dallas and General Hospital. She played in movies, wrote a screen cast and a book. Here she is sharing her heart touching story of how she decided to make God the center of her existence.

Janine Turner,, September 12, 2012:

From an early age Janine Turner wanted to be part of the show business world. Modeling, dancing,singing and acting were a big part of her formative years, which eventually moved her to New York City in pursuit of a serious acting career.  She had ambition, drive, and visions of success. But along the way came rejection— thousands of times- in auditions and tryouts.  Somehow she had to deal with it to survive.

“One rejection after another in show business drove me to my knees!”

Janine first tried dealing with it through alcohol. This caused numerous issues, including the breakup of an engagement, until she discovered she was a blackout drinker and became sober at age 23. Then facing another deep hole of rejection at age 27, she remembered just who was in control of her life and career.  At her lowest moment, God shined on her, a vignette in time she has never forgotten and spurs her on today.

At 27 years old. I hit another low point dealing with rejection. But then I got this call for a little pilot called Northern Exposure. I walk into this audition and the casting director looks at me and says, “I don’t know what the producers are thinking. We saw all of our best talent last week.” After the audition I walked out and started sobbing down the streets of Manhattan. I remember hugging the toilet, having dry heaves, saying “I can’t do it. I can’t do it.” (…)

Read the full story and watch the film here

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