Peter Dinklage, the star gaining massive recognition for his highly compelling role of the slick-talking “Tyrion Lannister” (often referred to as The Imp) in The Game of Thrones didn’t always have it easy. In an interview with NY Times, Peter states he actually hates the word “lucky” and believes it takes away from the many sacrifices he had to go through to get to the position he’s in today. In his own words, he said:
“I feel really lucky; Although I hate that word—’lucky.’ It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.” – Peter Dinklage
Although Peter had to go through his fare share of trials and tribulations to get the role of a lifetime, it easily shows. Often going through adversity is just the way the universe is building your character, setting you up for something great, as long as, like Peter Dinklage did, you trust in the process, you will eventually reach your dream.
- By Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons