Why you need to forget about emotions

Why you need to forget about emotions

One of the main concerns for actors is “feeling the emotion”. Lots of actors believe they haven’t given a good performance unless they “felt it”. I used to be one of those actors too so completely understand the thought process behind it, but I wanted to share with you why that’s not a healthy way of thinking and…

What casting directors want to see

What casting directors want to see

Sending your CV to casting directors can be pretty much like sending it off into a black hole. Once it’s gone it’s gone. That can be frustrating and cause constant ruminating for many actors. Today we’re going to explore what casting directors want to see to stop you going round and round in circles with the questions/worries below…

Why rejection is good

Why rejection is good

We’ve all been there; had an audition, really, really wanted the part – then nothing. We wait for days hoping and praying for a call, but in our heart of hearts we know it’s gone to someone else. We ask for feedback – nothing. It’s only when we see the show/programme that we get the…

The fear of never making it

The fear of never making it

I come across lots (lots being an understatement) of aspiring actors with big dreams of quitting their day jobs and jumping from role to role, living the high life of an actor. I will take a guess that 99% of those very same people who talk a good game quit. Why? Because of the fear…

Should you work for free?

Should you work for free?

Working for free is a subject that causes a lot of debate within the acting industry. I see it talked about in lots of acting groups and I speak about it with my own acting students regularly. The thing is, many actors want to build up their credits and profile but that can be difficult when…

How to land a London agent

How to land a London agent

Landing a London agent is one of the main goals for many actors – one they know will have great contacts, put them up for the right auditions, nurture their careers and fight their corner. What a great goal to have! So why is it so many of you struggle to land a London agent? The…

How to create a role

How to create a role

I see lots of actors attempt to create a role that is truthful, unique and has their stamp on it but when I ask them what they did, they will say I read the script a couple of times, watched YouTube to see how it was done and learnt my lines. Whenever I hear the words…

Why you need to forget about acting

What? Your an aspiring actor and I’m telling you to forget about acting? Yes, you read that right. Today’s blog is inspired by my days at drama school when all I ever spoke about (to anyone who’d listen) was acting. My friends were the same, we lived and breathed acting and we never ran out…