Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Which Is More Important for Acting Success? Talent or Hard Work?

Which Is More Important for Acting Success? Talent or Hard Work?So many people want to become actors but they’re not sure they’ll make it because they aren’t very talented. But then others aren’t that talented at all but invest tons of time and money into classes to create their talent. So what’s more important? Talent or hard work? My answer?  Both. And at the same time, neither.

Like so many other areas in life, some things come naturally and other things need to be nourished. For the former, these situations describe the rare times where actors get “discovered” or stand in for a part and the world is in awe. (Think Harrison Ford landing Han Solo in Star Wars) In other times, people start as teens with a big dream and they go to classes for years before ever actually getting anywhere. So why bother going to classes anyway?

Here’s why. Because every actor, discovered or not, has much to learn. “Natural talent” can only take you so far. And what you don’t want to do is hit a wall and think you’ve gone as far as you can go.

Having an attitude of learning and growing is half of your success. Be willing to learn; be teachable and put it into practice. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we offer classes and coaching for actors looking to improve their skills and further their career. Please let us know how we can help you; we want to see you succeed!

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