Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tucson: Monthly Acting Tip from Sharon Moist


From: Sharon Moist []

Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:47 PM

Subject: (IND) Monthly Acting Tip



May 8th Acting Tip
(From the Book: 101 Tips for Actors)

101 Tips for Actors:
Secrets for Success Every Actor Must Know

Designed to let you in on the best-kept secrets in Hollywood, 101 Tips for Actors can help you take your acting career to the next level. If you’re ready to move forward in your career, go to:


Tip # 96. Get a Life

What’s the most interesting thing that you’ve done today? How about this week? This month?

What do you do when you’re not pursuing your career? Hang out with friends? Play Scrabble? Go surfing? Take road trips? Believe it or not, there IS more to life than just acting! Hard to believe, I know, and many of you will probably disagree with me, but it’s the truth.

When the time is right for you to get an agent, at some point in time during the course of the conversation, the agent you’re meeting with will probably make this statement: “So tell me something about yourself.”

Ninety percent of the time, the answer most actors give usually sounds something like this: “Well, if you take me on as a client, I promise I’ll work really, really hard” or something similar and just as ridiculous! This is NOT the answer the agent is looking for.

What the agent really wants to know is this: “Who are you as a person? What do you like to do? Do you have a life outside of your career or will you be looking for me to entertain you 24/7? Are you someone I can work with, or are you going to be the type of client who is too high maintenance to deal with on a regular basis?”

If you’re someone who’s interesting to talk to, then people will be interested in talking to you. But, if you’re just another run-of-the-mill actor whose life revolves around nothing more than your last audition, then it’s time for you to make some changes and start to explore the world around you.


  • Have a life beyond acting. It makes you more interesting as both an actor and a human being.

© 2008 Sharon Moist. All Rights Reserved.

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