Zachary Levi went from obscurity to being one of the most sought-after actors in the industry. Better known as ‘Chuck’, he has played television’s favorite geek for years, and is popular not just for his brilliant acting prowess, but also for the fact that he has managed to keep himself grounded despite the demanding industry that he was a part of.
Zachary has obviously cracked the code to success, which is why, when he speaks, anyone wishing to reach the heights that he has attained, listens up. Talking of his humble beginnings as an actor in Hollywood, Zachary recalls how difficult it was to get started in LA. He reveals that his parents weren’t too sure about his career as an actor in Hollywood, and wanted him to have a backup plan.
However, Zachary wasn’t one to have a ‘Plan-B’, and instead believed that a backup plans were ‘schmackup’ plans. When you come to think of it, it makes perfect sense in our real lives as well. When we are determined to achieve something, clear focus and intense determination are the key ingredients to achieving it. However, knowing that there is something to fall back upon if our plan doesn’t work out, only makes us weaker in our efforts.
One may wonder how Zachary, being just another actor, managed to stay strong in the cruel ‘neo-Hollywood’ that he was a part of. The secret behind his strength (apart from not having a backup plan) is his undying faith in Jesus Christ.
The actor, whom you can download the latest episodes of Chuck to catch a glimpse of, takes pride in being a Christian, even though he admits that it can be difficult to be a Christian in the kind of environment that prevails in Hollywood.
His advice for aspiring actors is to go in for the auditions with a firm belief in the power of God. He explains that by doing so, they shall never have to worry about not being good enough for the role, because they will understand that they simply weren’t meant to star in the role, and have something better awaiting them.