Which Comes First – Acting Professionally or Being a Professional Actor?

Which Comes First – Acting Professionally or Being a Professional Actor?

Quote-Being-A-ProfessionalStudent’s Mom:  When will my son be a professional actor?

Kid Yoda: Acting professionally he will be one.

 

Which comes first the chicken or the egg?

Which comes first acting professionally or being a professional actor?

Yes, literally being a professional actor means getting paid to act in something.

However, acting professional means that at all times you are preparing like a professional actor by being fully prepared for your auditions and callbacks.

That means lots of things, some of which are:

  • Printing out your sides.
  • Reading everything you have been given even it’s been crossed out.
  • Completely understanding your character.
  • Comprehending all the scenes and their requirements.
  • Doing your script analysis.
  • Either being memorized or incredibly familiar with the dialogue.
  • Being on time for your auditions.
  • Fully committing before you begin your audition.
  • Making connection with the reader.
  • Able to take casting director/director re-direction easily and accurately.
  • Enjoying the whole audition and callback process.
  • Looking forward to your next audition.

It is not making excuses about why you didn’t get a chance to do all of this.

Then when you book that first gig you are already acting like a professional actor.

So which comes first acting professionally or being a professional actor?

The answer is always the same: acting professionally!!!