Tuesday, November 24, 2009
My advice to an actor just starting out!
Stay Focused. Do something related to your career everyday even if its just reading an interview from your favorite director or actor. Keep living, and have a life, dont live and breathe the business have other things that interest you as well. Dont take rejection personally half the time its not about you its about who they already hired to play the mother that you dont look like, or you remind them of thier ex or whatever crazy things happen lol. Casting directors want you to be good they are rooting for you, so relax make a strong choice and deliver. At least when you leave that audition and if you dont get it you know you did your best and maybe they will remember you for the next project. Stay up to date with what is going on in the industry (Union issues, the trend with directors and actors, learn the vocabulary). Dont say no to indies and student films if the project is good its good and you will learn something from the experience and form relationships with the possible next steven speilberg he was only 26 when he did Jaws :)