Acting is one of the toughest jobs to nail these days, and if you are going to make it as an actor you are going to have to really stand out from the crowd.
With tons of competition, picky directors and an overstretched workload that can take you all over the world, being an actor these days is harder than ever.
Whether you want to star in Hollywood film or be a west end success, it is going to take serious work to get there.
This post is designed to give you a few tips that should help you on your way, however be warned that it is going to take hard work, dedication and the ability to take constant rejection.
First up on our tip list is confidence. To be an actor you are going to need maximum confidence levels.
This does not just mean that you have to be confident in your skills and your lines, but also confidence in yourself.
People in the film industry can tell straight away if you lack the confidence required to be an actor.
But be careful, as there is a thin line between confidence and arrogance, and no one likes an arrogant actor.
Second tip it to know and improve on your skills.
If you are an actor you must know where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and you should also accept that while it is good to be well rounded, you are not going to be perfect for every role.
Try to establish the roles that you are good at and perfect them.
Last tip is not to turn down work, especially when you are starting out.
If you haven’t done anything for a while, do a short film, as it can be very advantageous for your career and repertoire.