Actors come and go. They want to succeed. Some do and some don’t. Why? Well the reasons vary. But there is a pattern and I want to share it with you. This way, if you find yourself wanting to succeed in acting, you’ll know what you need to do to go the distance.
From the New York Acting School for Film and Television, here are the Secrets to Succeeding as a New Actor:
It Starts with Talent.
Some skills can be created. But with acting, some of it has to be there naturally. Some even don’t know they have it in them, but it’s still there and has to be discovered. Once you know you have some degree of talent, look into the different styles of acting and start with what feels most natural and is the most fun. This way you won’t be forcing anything. Find a style that you believe in, that you enjoy, and which best fits your innate abilities. Then study it, in college or in classes. Constantly challenge yourself, practice your art, and polish your skills. Find mentors and be sure to allot a lifetime to perfect your craft.
Be Dedicated Beyond Belief
Your commitment to the challenging road ahead is far more important than who your coach is or where you attend classes. Most actors don't fail as a result of their lack of talent, but because they aren’t dedicated when it’s hard! You’ve got to be willing to do the boring things like mail out at least 20 head shot submissions a week, constantly read about the business and craft of acting, study film, television and theater with a critical eye, and taking classes, workshops, and seminars as often as possible. It also means taking care of yourself by getting rest and not partying all the time. It involves sacrifice. Can you do that?
Stellar People Skills
Fate doesn't make an actor. People decide to get the job done, so you'll need to have incredible people skills. You might be gorgeous and talented and have all the right connections but that only takes you so far. You might be able to get away with arriving late and acting like a diva; but if not, it pays to be polite and professional. Invest in and appreciate the people you’re networking with. Once you have these skills, keep yourself on the radar of the people who can take you to the next step in your career.
Strong But Teachable
This one is hard, because an actor is an artist and performer. So you need to be able to take constructive criticism and guidance without getting hurt or defensive. An actor must be open to the world and the people in it in order to develop the insight necessary to bring characters to life. At the same time, he or she must be protective enough to deal with the constant rejection and disapproval that abound in this industry.
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