What's The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself as an Actor?
Why do you want to be an actor?
Sure there are plenty of important questions to ask ourselves as artists and from a business perspective we need to know who we know, who we want to know, who knows us, our goals and our plans to get there, but can you answer any of that without the WHY.
You and I need to know what makes us special and what makes our personal brand unique so casting directors will know to immediately call us in for the right role and so agents know how to pitch us. In order to do so, we need to know why we want to be actors! I know you might be thinking but as long as I know what roles I want to play, why, do I need to know why I want to be an actor.
Well, What’s going to keep you going when you feel like quitting, when your agent does not call, when you are not getting auditions, when you don’t get that role you really wanted and you are eating RAMEN noodles and eggs to save money and praying for your next booking.
You need your WHY!
Everybody should ask themselves “Why?” If you can’t definitively, passionately answer why you want to become an actor, then it may not be for you.
Acting is a challenging career choice and you need to be truly in love with the pursuit. If you can’t confidently tell yourself you’re doing it because you want to and have to, then it’s probably not worth the pain.
Passion’s a powerful motivator but even passion needs a check-in from time to time to make sure it’s still going strong.