• How do you deal with jealousy as an actor?

    Best answer: You should stop acting altogether. You don't have the right personality. Actors get rejected all the time - it's just part of the job. Typically, even a professional actor will get rejected from 99 out of 100 auditions. If you can't be happy for those who get good roles and graciously accept any... show more
    Best answer: You should stop acting altogether.
    You don't have the right personality.

    Actors get rejected all the time - it's just part of the job. Typically, even a professional actor will get rejected from 99 out of 100 auditions.
    If you can't be happy for those who get good roles and graciously accept any roles you DO get, stop trying.
    It's unhealthy for you to feel like this.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should Tommy Robinson appear on the new £50 note?

    They are looking for Britons who have made notable achievements to appear on the £50 note. I have boxs full of £50 notes which I use to tip at Michelin star restaurants, my beaters, taxi cabs, ushers and so forth. Why not Mr Robinson a man who at risk of his own life tirelessly has worked to expose paedophiles... show more
    They are looking for Britons who have made notable achievements to appear on the £50 note. I have boxs full of £50 notes which I use to tip at Michelin star restaurants, my beaters, taxi cabs, ushers and so forth. Why not Mr Robinson a man who at risk of his own life tirelessly has worked to expose paedophiles and criminals.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are Theatre Shows Recorded?

    Are theatre shows actually recorded? Is it usual for that to happen? For interest at the cinema, there was a showing of a stage show, because it had Patrick Stewart in, I went to see it, ,it was clearly a recording of a theatre show/play Is it usual for a play to be shown on stage, recorded and then shown in... show more
    Are theatre shows actually recorded? Is it usual for that to happen? For interest at the cinema, there was a showing of a stage show, because it had Patrick Stewart in, I went to see it, ,it was clearly a recording of a theatre show/play Is it usual for a play to be shown on stage, recorded and then shown in cinemas? This is the only time I have heard of such a thing?
    6 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Are Theatres Different?

    Best answer: The Noel Coward theatre is slightly smaller than the Old Vic (seating capacity 872 compared with the Old Vics of 1067). There are 4 levels in the Noel Coward, the Old Vic has 3. If you have yet to buy tickets and want to know what the view is like from the seats, then the theatre Monkey website has reviews from... show more
    Best answer: The Noel Coward theatre is slightly smaller than the Old Vic (seating capacity 872 compared with the Old Vics of 1067). There are 4 levels in the Noel Coward, the Old Vic has 3. If you have yet to buy tickets and want to know what the view is like from the seats, then the theatre Monkey website has reviews from people who have seen shows. Obviously the set may make a difference to the view, but you can get a good idea. Scroll down on the link for the seat reviews.
    http://www.theatremonkey.com/NOELCOWARDb...
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Poll: why does my one night stand want to know if I’m going to keep the baby??

    Best answer: He wants to know if you're going to juice him for child support for 18+ years for a child that neither of you intended to create. It's a pretty valid concern.
    Best answer: He wants to know if you're going to juice him for child support for 18+ years for a child that neither of you intended to create. It's a pretty valid concern.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I get into acting at age 18 with no experience? Please read below thanks!?

    Hello, I m 17 turning 18 in a few months. I am currently in college doing 3 levels, history, sociology and English. I finished my gcses a year ago. However I really want to get into acting and it s something I have always thought about but have never done anything about it... I was wondering where would I start as... show more
    Hello, I m 17 turning 18 in a few months. I am currently in college doing 3 levels, history, sociology and English. I finished my gcses a year ago. However I really want to get into acting and it s something I have always thought about but have never done anything about it... I was wondering where would I start as I m not really sure how it works. I have no experience in drama/ never went to a theatre or drama school, I haven t studied or learnt drama in gcses or a levels, nothing. I have whatsoever no experience. So I just wondering how other actors/actresses go about this, do I need to study it in uni, go college, go to a drama school? And how do I get in? Thank you for reading this!
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should i just give up?

    Best answer: Without seeing and hearing you act, we can't tell you if you have any talent or not. Some people could have the best training on earth for 50 years and still be terrible actors. Or it might be that the people who are getting bigger roles are just better than you. Or it could be that if you see ensemble roles... show more
    Best answer: Without seeing and hearing you act, we can't tell you if you have any talent or not.
    Some people could have the best training on earth for 50 years and still be terrible actors.
    Or it might be that the people who are getting bigger roles are just better than you.

    Or it could be that if you see ensemble roles as being 'pity' roles and aren't putting 100% effort into them and are not really performing them, the directors might well be assuming that you can't act at all, having seen you standing there - looking bored, not in character and with a bad attitude.

    Failing to turn up to rehearsals is telling your directors that you're unreliable and you aren't interested enough to be given a speaking role..

    If you'd like to continue acting after you leave school, which can't be far off, audition for a small role in your nearest good community theatre's next production. See what happens.
    There, you'd get cast according to your perceived ability by totally unbiased people.

    I suspect it's your attitude that's the problem, so have a think, accept that ensemble roles are not 'pathetic' or 'pity' roles, put huge effort into your next role, whatever it is and never, ever miss a rehearsal!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Becoming an actress: is it worth it?

    It was my childhood dream to become an actress. However, I kind of drifted apart from it because writing got in the way. I’m about to graduate Communication Arts next year and I want to try acting. I already tried acting on stage once for our theater class. One thing that makes me think twice is the effort that I... show more
    It was my childhood dream to become an actress. However, I kind of drifted apart from it because writing got in the way. I’m about to graduate Communication Arts next year and I want to try acting. I already tried acting on stage once for our theater class. One thing that makes me think twice is the effort that I need to do in order to survive in the fiel including its cost. I have to go to dermatologists and salons to take care of how I look; I need to go to acting workshops and auditions with hundreds or thousands of people to get myself out there. However, there is no assurance that I will be the actress I aspire to be despite all efforts. Does anybody here have stories to tell? Advice to me? Answers? I’d appreciate it. Thanks a lot.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should Tommy Robinson be knighted and made Prime minister?

    Best answer: I live in The States. Wasn't he the poor man who was jailed for speaking the truth and repeating information already in the Public Domain. Good on him!
    Best answer: I live in The States. Wasn't he the poor man who was jailed for speaking the truth and repeating information already in the Public Domain. Good on him!
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are some good resources to teach myself how to act?

    I'm not interested in being an actual actor, but considering my circumstances I just want to learn how to act convincingly.
    I'm not interested in being an actual actor, but considering my circumstances I just want to learn how to act convincingly.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you fake a good sinister laugh when voice acting?

    Best answer: You don't fake it, unless you want it to sound phony or you're looking for something stereotypical and unorigional. If that's the case then just listen to what you think is a "good" sinister laugh (I'm sure you can find one on the Internet). Then work to imitate it. See most voice... show more
    Best answer: You don't fake it, unless you want it to sound phony or you're looking for something stereotypical and unorigional. If that's the case then just listen to what you think is a "good" sinister laugh (I'm sure you can find one on the Internet). Then work to imitate it.

    See most voice actors don't imitate - they create. They would first create a sinister character and then laugh as the character would laugh. This is why voice actors get acting training - because there is more then one kind of "good" sinister laugh (with good being a very subjective term).
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does Acting Matter?

    Best answer: "house of cards" (American version) is a soap opera. The British version (which includes :House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut) was far superior.

    West Wing was episodic -- a series of more or less stand-alone stories (except for the last season)
    Best answer: "house of cards" (American version) is a soap opera. The British version (which includes :House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut) was far superior.

    West Wing was episodic -- a series of more or less stand-alone stories (except for the last season)
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do poor actors and actress resent being given line reads? Don't they know if they were better at their job they wouldn't need them?

    Best answer: They don't like to be considered so unskilled they're given line reads. They all want to be considered talented enough and well enough known that their previous work is all they need to get a part.
    Best answer: They don't like to be considered so unskilled they're given line reads. They all want to be considered talented enough and well enough known that their previous work is all they need to get a part.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What's the diff between acting school and voice acting school, and taking acting courses online vs. taking voice acting courses online?

    Best answer: If you took a course online you would be missing out on a whole heap of valuable lessons which come along with working with a group of people. How can you learn properly when you have no one to bounce of, watch and learn from? How do you learn team work when there is no team? I suspect that voice acting schools... show more
    Best answer: If you took a course online you would be missing out on a whole heap of valuable lessons which come along with working with a group of people. How can you learn properly when you have no one to bounce of, watch and learn from? How do you learn team work when there is no team?

    I suspect that voice acting schools are an addition for actors, not the whole thing. To gain from it, you would need to already have acting experience and be using the course to fine tune the voice, not as a means to get work by solely taking the one course.
    At acting school, you learn about the business of acting, not just how to portray a character. You would be wasting money by missing out on the experience of acting school. Don't try to skip stages. There are millions of wannabees out there. Be the one who has the experience and knowledge. There are no short cuts.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Would a haunted house worker break character if someone needed help?

    Best answer: This is a bit of a late reply, but as a haunted house actress, yes! We'll break character to help someone up, comfort a crying child, or just give you a high-five if you ask nicely! Our job isn't to terrorize you. We want to make sure you have as much fun as possible.
    Best answer: This is a bit of a late reply, but as a haunted house actress, yes! We'll break character to help someone up, comfort a crying child, or just give you a high-five if you ask nicely! Our job isn't to terrorize you. We want to make sure you have as much fun as possible.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is the musical show Wicked awesome?

    Best answer: I've seen it on Broadway and in a touring company, and enjoyed it both times, even though musicals aren't really my favorite. If you're considering going, I urge you to.
    Best answer: I've seen it on Broadway and in a touring company, and enjoyed it both times, even though musicals aren't really my favorite. If you're considering going, I urge you to.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • In a screenplay, what is the standard way of signifying a voice over of the character at a different age?

    i.e. the current scene shows Character A at 6 years old, but the V.O of Character A is an adult.
    i.e. the current scene shows Character A at 6 years old, but the V.O of Character A is an adult.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I'm a scare actor - what are some safe ways I can touch people that come through?

    This October will be my 7th year as a scare actor at a haunted house. I am 22 years old and my first year was when I was 16 - I've been doing it every year since. :) Anyway, this year at my home haunt we have this new feature where people can pay extra for a more "extreme" experience where a few... show more
    This October will be my 7th year as a scare actor at a haunted house. I am 22 years old and my first year was when I was 16 - I've been doing it every year since. :) Anyway, this year at my home haunt we have this new feature where people can pay extra for a more "extreme" experience where a few select actors can touch you (we'll be able to tell by them wearing a glow stick). I'm very excited to say that I am one of those actors. I already have a few ideas of some ways I can touch those people, such as touching their hair, holding their hand, linking arms, grabbing their shoulders (not too hard but still yielding to the size and age of the customer too), tugging them away from their group by their arm... but I'm having trouble thinking of some other safe ways I can physically interact with those customers without "crossing the line" too much. Any ideas?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago