So what does it take to be an actor? First of all, one must persevere. Although acting is a very rewarding job, one must understand that acting jobs don’t come all year round. There will be times when an actor will have long months ahead of him without a job while on some days, he/she will have acting jobs here and there. Another reality that would-be actors face is that they will struggle if they really want to be well-known and highly paid actors. Although there are lucky people who “stumbled” upon acting and succeeded, the reality is that when they were discovered, from that day onwards, they did their best and improved their performance every single time. Another important quality for an actor to have is “star quality”. What this means is that they should be able to connect with their audience and win their seal of approval. Also, they must be able to adapt in different environments, work under pressure and most importantly, deal with different kinds of people. An added bonus if they have other kinds of talents as well beside from acting, like, dancing and singing.
Many want to be in the business but sadly, only few make it to the top. Some actors only gain popularity and the attention they deserve when they’ve been in the business for a long time, while some get attention even if they are still young. The good thing about actors is they are no longer tied to just acting on stage or in front of a camera. They are now needed in order to make audio books, do voiceovers for animated films, TV shows and even in ads on both radio and TV. And when they’ve become experienced and well-known in their field, they can teach a new generation of actors and actresses in schools. Stars who are highly successful usually give off the impression that actors earn a lot, which is not true. Not everyone has high wages. But acting in itself is a very rewarding career choice, so, maybe the earnings won’t really matter in the end.