Welcome back to your actor activities roundup, where we bring you everything from worthwhile exercises to inspiring events for each day of the month. From inspiring beach reads to major entertainment summits, here are 30 activities you can do this June to keep the hustle waves rollin’ in.
Advice & Inspiration:
1. Join powerhouse performers Sandra Oh, Lily James, Rosario Dawson and more for a roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter that’s chock full of acting advice like what each actor does before the scene begins. Watch here!
2. Check out the lessons Amanda Seyfried says she’s learned in Hollywood over the course of her career.
3. Find out the best acting advice that Tom Hanks gave his “Elvis” movie co-star Austin Butler.
4. Get hacks for nailing your co-star auditions from Veteran Actor Adrian Martinez.
5. Did you know acting icon Viola Davis released a memoir this year? Dive into “Finding Me: A Memoir“ as you chill poolside.
6. Be ready to look the part when a self tape rolls in by having these easily thrifted items in your closet!
7. Looking for the perfect day job? Tune in to “Survival Jobs,” a podcast that spotlights artists and the side hustles they’ve tried out along the way.
8. It’s still technically Spring! Give your acting career a little spritz with these 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Actors.
What to watch:
9. Beloved actor Ray Liotta passed away in May. Celebrate his legacy and study his craft by having a Ray Liotta movie night.
10. One of Amazon Prime’s most popular programs, “The Boys,” returns for season 3 on June 3.
11. The highly-anticipated Marvel series “Ms. Marvel” soars on to Disney+ on June 8.
12. Treat yourself to a fun binge with “Stranger Things!” The most highly-anticipated series of the summer has hit Netflix and everyone is sure to be talking about it.
13. East Coast actors should especially give “Only Murders in the Building,” which films in NYC, a binge. Expertly balancing the quirky chemistry of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, the dark comedy is back for a second season on June 28.
14. Everyone’s burning with love for “Elvis,” Baz Lurhman’s bedazzled biopic that chronicles the icon’s rise to fame. Catch it on the big screen this June 24.
15. Comedic genius Rowan Atkinson brings his zany brain to Netflix with the series “Man Vs. Bee” on June 24.
16. Celebrate Father’s Day by cozying up on the couch with dad and watching HBO Max’s new Andy Garcia-led incarnation of “Father of the Bride“ on June 16.
17. Calm your anxiety before an audition or when you’re stuck in a spiral of overthinking with this simple Box Breathing technique.
18. Develop a healthier perspective on the dreaded memorization process with the Communications Method for Actors’ Memory Affirmations!
19. Find out how multi-hyphenate Drew Barrymore makes time for mental wellness when she has no time to spare!
20. For actors — aka hustlers — it can be hard to shut off the brain and go to sleep. How about letting Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Thompson or another entertainment beacon guide you into dreamland with a sleep story?
21. June 4 is Angelina Jolie’s birthday! Watch her twelve best films (according to TimeOut) to celebrate.
22. Happy birthday Meryl Streep! We’re not sure why June 22 isn’t a national holiday yet, but semantics won’t stop us from celebrating the reigning matriarch of acting. Screen your favorite Streep movies or add the juicy new book “Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep“ to your beach bag.
Live/ Virtual Events:
23. Juneteenth is a holiday on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in America. Here are 10 movies to stream that celebrate Black joy.
24. Playbill is producing PLAYBILL PRIDE 2022 – a series of events dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community in June.
25. Cool off from the heat by sitting inside a nicely air-conditioned theater! Support Broadway or your local theaters by booking your tickets.
26. Get into the summer blockbuster spirit with the MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 5.
27. Tribeca Film Festival takes over NYC June 8-19!
28. Curtain up! The Tony Awards ceremony airs live on CBS and Paramount on Sunday, June 12.
29. The sixth annual Women in Entertainment Summit takes place in Los Angele on June 22, featuring a series of keynotes, panels and fireside chats with some of the industry’s most successful and progressive minds.
30. Join host Taraji P. Henson as she hosts the BET Awards again on June 26.
Robert Peterpaul is a writer, podcaster and performer, who can be seen in films like IFC's “King Cobra,” T-Mobile ad campaigns, and TV shows like CBS' “BULL.” He currently hosts the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with the Broadway Podcast Network. Other writing and hosting highlights include: NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Got Talent,” “BUILD Series,” the Huffington Post and serving as the Weekend Editor for HOLA!/ HELLO! USA for six years. He also co-founded his family’s nonprofit the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, which aims to end pediatric cancer. Robert has studied at the Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB and earned a B.A. from Marist College. Thank you for reading and keep following your bliss! www.robertpeterpaul.com