Women In Power
Sparking Passion at Any Age: How Andromeda Godfrey Defied the Odds
In today’s world, people are living longer, and the traditional milestones of life are no longer as well-defined as they once were.
It’s becoming increasingly common for people to switch careers or pursue put-off passions later in life—whether they have grown tired of their current profession or they’ve always had a burning desire to do something else.
Just ask Andromeda Godfrey, an award-winning actor (Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” “The Crown” and “Love at First Sight”) and producer who renewed her childhood passion for acting later in life.
Godfrey says, “When I was in my early 40s, I realized that I would truly regret it if I didn’t give acting a chance. There was a burning desire in me that I was denying. .. And despite being told I was too old to start an acting career, I really held true to the belief that I was actually in the right place at the right time.”
On the process of starting an acting career later in life, she shares, “I sharpened my focus, found an incredible acting class and got comfortable with the audition process, which can be brutal. I had to learn to be at peace with ‘rejection’ and how to let go of outcomes.”
“I’m also pro-aging. As I get older, I bring experience and wisdom to my performances. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
When asked about who has inspired her, Godfrey adds, “Actor Kathryn Joosten is such an inspiration to me. She started acting later in life and went on to play some fantastic award-winning roles in her career. She is also evidence that it truly is never too late to pivot and pursue your dreams.”
Kathryn Joosten is an Emmy-Award-winning actor who found success in Hollywood after being a psychiatric nurse for many years. She started acting in her 40s and eventually moved to Hollywood in her 50s to pursue her dream. Despite many setbacks and a cancer diagnosis, Joosten continued to work and ultimately won two Prime Time Emmy Awards for her roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “The West Wing.”
Godfrey adds, “Kathryn’s story is a powerful reminder that with focused commitment, determination and the courage to take risks, it’s possible to achieve success and satisfaction—at any age. She was a big reason that I took the leap and am where I am today.”
Starting a new career later in life may seem intimidating, but the stories like Andromeda Godfrey reminds us that it’s never too late to pursue our passions and dreams.
Whether it’s acting, opening a new business, or retraining in another field, it is important to remember that our age does not define our potential for success.
By focusing on our passions, developing a plan and consistently taking risks, we can achieve our goals, no matter what stage we are at. So, if you are considering making a change or pursuing a new opportunity, don’t let your age or any other perceived limitation hold you back.
Take the leap and who knows where it may lead you!
To learn more about Andromeda Godfrey check out her work at www.andromedagodfrey.com and connect on with her Instagram at @andromedagodfrey
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