[Episode #4] How To Use Adversity To Fuel Success with actor Sam Humphrey (The Greatest Showman)

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Sam Humphrey is a New Zealand-born actor. He is best known for playing Charles Stratton in the hit film The Greatest Showman alongside Hugh Jackman.
Sam Humphrey The Greatest Showman

Sam was born with a rare genetic disorder called acrodysplasia. As a child he was also diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease and has spent a lifetime visiting hospitals and doctors’ offices for operations and tests, and was not expected to reach his teenage years, let alone adulthood. During his teen years he battled depression and suicide, but was able to overcome his challenges to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.

Role Models:

Brother – Josiah Humphrey, Hugh Jackman

Favourite Quote:

“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it. It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself,. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God. Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” ― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Memorable Interview Quotes

“Wallowing in my own self pity was not an option for me”

“No matter what you’re facing or going through, you can overcome it to become what you aspire to be”

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