Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Cynthia Chartiér: Art Has Always Been First For Me
Another great story Cynthia shared with me is how to overcome your fear and what to do if you think ‘you made a mistake.’ Thus, when Cynthia was very young she happened to have a memorable and inspirational encounter with Martin Sheen, a famous American actor. Cynthia said, “When I met him he was in the beginning of his career, nobody knew him. I worked as a waitress, my first night and I was terrible at it. I hated it. But I was doing it anyway. I was in between my theater jobs and I met him when he was with his girlfriend. I had two tables that night. The Couple next to them was dressed so beautifully and when I was delivering their plates, my plates crashed on the floor. I was standing there in tears. I was talking to Martin Sheen before that happened. So Martin said, “Cynthia, come here. You know what? You probably made those people feel something good in their lives. You did a good thing.” I always remembered that statement.” Interestingly enough, the story repeated a year later. This time, a friend of Cynthia who performed on the stage with Martin Sheen at the theater where Cynthia worked as scenic artist, accidentally stepped back and fell over. Cynthia repeated the same words that Martin said to her when she worked as a waitress not realizing that he stood behind her. It gave them a good laugh.