Naya Rivera Was Happy Her Acting Career Didn’t Take Off Right Away

by Jeremy Spirogis
Naya Rivera

Some actors begin their leisure profession as youngsters and expertise fame instantly. Although late Glee star Naya Rivera was a baby star, she didn’t expertise the short success some younger actors expertise. Here’s why she was blissful her profession didn’t take off till she was older.

Naya Rivera’s early years

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Naya Rivera | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Naya Rivera started her leisure profession as a mannequin. In
her e book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, she
joked that she “came into the world ready for the camera.” Rivera stated her
mom used her child photograph album to maintain observe of her auditions. She did print
and tv advertisements from the time she was a child. “Soon I used to be Mattel’s go-to
ethnic lady, doing advertisements for Cabbage Patch dolls or twirling round with a Bubble
Angel Barbie,” wrote Rivera.

After showing in advertisements, Rivera landed her first tv
function when she was solid as Hillary in The
Royal Family
alongside the late Redd Foxx. In her e book, she described
her profession as extra of a “roller-coaster ride” than a path.

Why Naya Rivera was blissful her appearing profession took off later in life

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Rivera stated she reached her peak as an actor when she was an
grownup. It took time for her to obtain the popularity she craved, however she was
not bitter about it. Rivera stated in her e book that success is “sweeter” when it
comes step by step.

As irritating as it’s not to get what you need instantly, success is loads sweeter when it’s a gradual construct. You need to at all times be getting higher, and to be shifting on to larger alternatives. You need to be trying ahead, not trying again wistfully at the way you had the whole lot you’d ever wished at age six. Who desires to peak as a child, as a teen, and even of their early twenties? Then it’s all downhill for the subsequent six a long time, and that’s simply effectively—yikes!

Naya Rivera in her e book ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

Naya Rivera stated she deliberate to dwell a protracted life and have a greater life as she obtained older

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Naya Rivera | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Rivera stated she was grateful for the way in which her profession turned
out. She believed she wouldn’t have been a balanced grownup if she was very profitable
as a teen. “I believe that the whole lot occurred for me with my profession at a
good time,” wrote Rivera. “If I’d been a profitable child actor, I’d in all probability
be far more loopy than I’m now. I believe it’s onerous for little one actors to make the
transition to maturity (on display screen and off display screen) as a result of they’ve the whole lot
they need at such an early age.”

Rivera stated she had a protracted profession forward of her, and she or he wished
to have a life that improved with every stage. “I plan to dwell a very long time, and
I need every stage of my life to get progressively extra fancy,” wrote Rivera. “If
it’s all uphill from right here, and I’ve nonetheless obtained some work to place in, then that’s
advantageous by me.”

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