Saturday, March 24, 2012

How to Become an Actress

Growing up idolizing the celebrities on your TV screen could give you a hankering to become an actress. Not to fear, if you have no experience; you can still get into the industry. If you have some experience, all the better, because you are closer to achieving your Hollywood dream. All these tips on how to become an actress can be utilized whether you have some or no experience or if you have dabbled in acting before.

The first thing you should do is enroll yourself in a reputable acting studio. This should be able to teach you the basics of acting or fine-tune your technique if you already have some acting experience. Make sure you have done some research on the acting studios in your area, and find out if they have produced any major talent you could recognize.

The second thing you should do is attend auditions religiously. Be prepared to face rejection though. The key is not to take it personally. In fact, after being rejected, you should try to find out from the casting agents what it is about you that did not help you get the part. Arming yourself with this information will help you remedy the problem. Take all criticism positively as it can help you in becoming a better actress.

Go have a portfolio done of yourself at a professional photo studio. This will give you some headshots that you can leave with casting agents. If you have the headshots done professionally, they will flatter you immensely. Thus, when you leave them with the casting agents, they have a better chance of remembering you. This could be vital in case one of their actors drop out or any other eventuality where they may need to recast.

Make sure you exercise and eat a balanced, nourishing diet. Being an actress entails a lot of cameras and flashing lights. The glare of the lights of stardom is not kind to unhealthy skin. Remember being an actress is all about your image, so take it very seriously.

Take advantage of all the social network sites. Put up pictures of yourself and even post videos of you re-enacting some scenes from popular movies. The more people who visit your site, the higher your chances of being discovered. You never know; you could end up being the next internet sensation.

If you can afford it, get an agent. An agent's main task is to promote you. This way, you can concentrate on becoming a brilliant actress while they spend their hours trying to book you acting jobs and spreading the word about your talent. A good agent should also have many contacts in the industry. Thus they should be able to take you to functions where you can network with producers and directors. The more you network, the higher your chances a director or producer will remember you when they are working on their next project.

Always remember to be friendly and approachable. When you have made you name in the industry is when you can afford to start throwing tantrums and becoming a diva.

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