Willing to Become a Really Good Actor or Actress?
You can start acting at any age but you should know that it requires patience, hard work, and commitment. The fancy Hollywood lifestyle is just a result of these three virtues every good artist has.
If you really want to start in the entertainment industry, make sure you are focused on the beautiful artistic work and not in the possible results (money, glamour, fame) that come when you’re a renowned actor or actress.
Practice and Delight in Taking The Journey!
Before going to a theatre or film school, engage in local plays or community theatre. Take part in every acting project at your school or college in order to get as much experience as possible. Enjoy the journey of getting to know yourself as an actor and identify your top acting skills along the way.
Once you have started building your resume, find a theatre or film school that teaches a wide variety of styles. You will eventually recognize the acting style you’re best at, but do make efforts to increase your value by learning many different styles including those you think you would never truly master. The more styles and genres you try, the better prepared you’ll be when you start searching for jobs.
Take Acting Seriously
Commit yourself and focus on improving your skills. Be willing to sacrifice certain aspects of your life to pursue your dream career.
Since becoming a good actor implies investing most of your time in classes and hard work, make sure you don’t leave your loved ones behind by inviting them to plays where you’ll be performing. This is an opportunity to improve your craft, and spend time with your friends and family.
Finding an Acting Job
Learn and improve your performance before searching for agents or job opportunities. That’s the right order. Find auditions that best address your acting choices and go to as many as you can. This is a career that requires lots of patience and persistence, but it’s worth it in the end.