Becoming an actor feels like a dream most of us have from a very young age, and no matter how hard we try it feels like this type of dream is out of reach. However, you may be surprised to realise that becoming an actor is more attainable than you think, and anyone can do to drama school and try their hand at acting this year.
If you want to become an actor or you are simply wondering what it takes to do so- there are some important things you should know. As a person you need to have a certain set of qualities in order to be an actor and today we are taking a look at these up close.
These are some of the personality traits and qualities that you need to have if you want to be an actor.
The first of many important qualities for an actor to have is a lot of patience. Unlike any other 9-5 job you don’t have a guaranteed income most of the time as an actor and this can be hard to manage. However if you are patient and you believe in your abilities, you can find the right jobs for you and the best roles that might just change the course of your career.
It is crucial as an actor that you have a lot of confidence because you are performing in front of people every single day. Whether you are working on infomercials like Vince Offer and performing sales pitches on TV; you are on stage at the theatre; or you are in a blockbuster movie – confidence is key because you need to be ready for others watching you as you work. You also need to be confident for press interviews as well as tours.
As an actor, you need to be 100% committed to your craft otherwise you will never reach your full potential as an actor. It is important for you to dedicate every day of your life to finding new gigs, attending auditions, working out for roles, and learning your lines. Acting is a lifestyle and to achieve this dream you have to be prepared to put in the work to it.
When you are in the public eye, you will gain a fanbase of loyal people who want to hear what you have to say and this can be the best feeling in the world. However, with the good always comes the bad and you will also gain a number of critics who don’t believe in your skills or your acting style. To make it as an actor and a personality, you have to be resilient and not let these comments get to you. Most people are only making fun due to jealousy and if you take these comments to heart you won’t be strong enough to make a career out of this.
There are many important qualities that an actor needs to possess for success and these are just a few of the most important ones.