Actor by Barbara A. Somervill

By Barbara A. Somervill

Find out what it takes to make it within the aggressive international performing.

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National commercials usually pay much better than local ones. Some commercials pay a set amount. Others pay the actors a small amount of money every time the commercial is shown. For a national commercial, that can add up to a big paycheck. LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS Teaching is one way for actors to earn a steady paycheck. High school, college, and drama school teachers all need college degrees. They train students for a future as professional actors. Other actors bring their knowledge to people at hospitals, parks, or even prisons.

Hearing your friend’s lines might help you remember what to say next. Which way is best at helping you learn lines? Once you figure it out, you’ll be one step further on the path to becoming a successful actor. Actors need to be determined. “You need to get used to rejection,” says Kiley. ” Keep trying. You may be rejected for reasons that have nothing to do with your acting skills. Directors may want someone with a certain age, race, or height for a role. You cannot make yourself 6 inches taller or 30 years older.

You cannot make yourself 6 inches taller or 30 years older. Have respect for the actors, directors, and technicians you work with. Show up for rehearsals on time. Learn your lines and pay attention to the director’s instructions. Learn about the time period, the clothing, and the social manners of the play’s setting. Doing these things will help you develop a solid work ethic. “I want to work with people who are as serious about the work as I am,” says Gero. Not everyone can be a star. Sometimes, smaller roles are the best parts of a play or a movie.

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