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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jun 8, 2021

Lao-tzu said, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Our guest for this episode is a dreamer who, as a child, couldn’t stop thinking about being in the film business. Today, as an actor, director, and producer Manish Dayal shares what he’s learned about navigating imposter syndrome and how he finds balance through diversifying his focus.

His career has led him to work on incredible shows such as 90210, RUBICON, HALT AND CATCH FIRE, and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He starred opposite Helen Mirren in THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, a film produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. In his directorial debut, FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, he shares the screen with Matt McGorry and Rachel Brosnahan. And currently, Manish can be seen reprising his role as ‘Dr. Devon Pravesh’ on 4th season of Fox’s THE RESIDENT.

We delve into set life during a pandemic and how that affects Manish’s heightened sense of… Well, just listen and you’ll find out! If you need some inspiration on finding your way back into artistry you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes all you need is a reminder that spring comes after winter. Or maybe you need the memory of hot, HOT, butter.

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