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What It Takes To Be An Actor

on Jul 21, 2013 in Acting | 78 comments

If you have what it takes to be an actor then acting career is there for you. It is the best way to display your talents. The job of an actor is not dependent on the age or look merely but it is more dependent on the intensity with which the actors can show their acting talents. The skill which is required for this career involves creating magical moments which look realistic and for this actors need proper coaching. For becoming a successful actor or model there are some personal traits which are required for them to get into the character.

These include:

  • Concentration is very important for an actor to play the part of someone else. It takes effort as well as time for getting into the character or playing the role of someone else and minor distractions can lead to loss of the focus. If you have what it takes to be an actor then these tips will be helpful for your acting career.
  • Continuing with the learning process– actors are learners and if the actor is unprepared then acting may be difficult. After years of practice an actor can act without effort and in a simple way.
  • Listening to others– actors should be good listeners because taking the advice of others are very helpful. Interacting with others is also equally important along with communicating and reacting to the actions of others. Actors should have excellent communication skills. This communication may be either spoken or with the help of actions.
  • Being disciplined- an actor should be disciplined. Even if an actor is famous or rich, he or she needs to lead a disciplined life in order to be successful in their career. A set routine should be followed effectively and any deviation in the production periods may change the outcome. A lot of discipline is required for getting into the character emotionally and physically.
  • Good expression- expressing their emotion impulsively and freely is the job of an actor which is done by using their voice and body. The job of an actor is to create vivid imaginations and unforgettable moments to become famous and successful. Actors are considered as good story tellers who emote and expresses through their acting.
  • Imagination- actors should be imaginative. Acting career is dependent on being imaginary a trait which is developed from childhood. Hard work is required for developing and connecting to the imagination and the dreams of an actor to come true. Imagination is a fuel which drives the actions of an actor.
  • Expressive and flexible voice- an actor is required to have a voice quality which is expressive and flexible so that he or she may express freely. This may connect to a highly developed imagination to a supportive and flexible body.

If a person possesses all of these traits, then he or she can become a good actor or a model. These characteristics have to be developed with proper training along with the pre existing innate ability to act or show their talent.




    June 10, 2014

  2. This was very helpfup and reminded me of some key aspects of acting.

    I know it is very difficult to pursue a career in this industry from my country; and even if I am willing to move, casting directors don’t want to take that chance. I never to cease to pray and hope though, that one day my dreams will become reality.

    Chareese VanDyke

    June 10, 2014

  3. I just turn eight and I asked my mom can I join Jessie and said yes!OMG!

    Markya Wilson

    June 3, 2014

  4. i really want to be a actor to complet my dreams i act good to


    June 3, 2014

  5. Acting is all my life I love playing as someone or repeating after someone my life is movie so while I’m young and silly I want to make the best out of it.


    April 29, 2014

  6. I am 12 years old and I am proud that I can play a joking role and a very serious dramatic role I am glad I read this now I know all the places I need to work on like a better attitude sometimes I want to thank you guys for making my dreams possible THANK YOU!!


    April 16, 2014

  7. I want be adobted by Christina in Jessie.I want to be a new Ross.


    April 15, 2014

  8. I would love to be a new “Ross” on Jessie or on any disney channel show. But being a Ross would be great


    April 15, 2014

  9. I would love to be acting in camp rock 3 or any show I would love to be a big famous person I want to help my family and my parents want a house and I want to give them that house of their dreams hope it happens and email me or call me or text me if u want me in any of the shows please I would be the happiest girl ever;-)

    Giovanna Muneton

    April 12, 2014

  10. I would love to act in any show or movie that would be a dream come true but I would love to be in camp rock 3 I hope I get in:)

    Giovanna Muneton

    April 12, 2014

  11. i really wanted to be an actor or a singer since i was 5 and now i’m nearly 13 and i would love to be on Jessie i love that show i love to be one of the Ross family or a friend of Emma or luke and if this acually work please make my dream become reality


    March 31, 2014

  12. i really want to be an actor or a singer it was a dream since when i was about 5 and now i’m nealy 13 but i would love to be on jessie another of ross family ,or anything else to be on jessie really please help me make my dream reality


    March 31, 2014

  13. I always put every thing into what i love and i am great with my emotions and i would love to be an actress and a new student on ant farm


    March 29, 2014

  14. ever since i was 4 i have always luv acting i picture myself as a star i wrote plays like “discord to harmony,wat about us, while baby sitting riv” though i dont have a mum and my dad dont realy care about me but it doesnt really bother me as long as i have acting


    March 25, 2014

  15. Hey guys I would like to be a Actor ! So email me for any acting !

    Zainab Shaikh

    March 14, 2014

  16. i would love to get stared as soon as i can so i can have a good carrer and that is what i am doing signing up for auditons and praticing with my friends to get better at what i love to do.


    March 10, 2014

  17. I also want to have my name brooke


    March 10, 2014

  18. I’m small and young but I can act I would be so happy to be on Jessie. My moms boyfriend watches it with me a lot and I hope one day and say ” Hey justin look it’s me” or something like that!


    March 10, 2014

  19. Hi my name is Rebekah Brown , I live near Washington Dc . I would really love an acting job . many people tell me I should be on television because I look a little like rocky from Shake it up . I am a fun girl to be around , I can really act , I know how to fake cry and much more . I am 12 turning 13 in September . I wheight 97 lbs . I have long eyelashes . if I got the opportunity to be on television , I would mess it up . I really would love to keep in contact with someone to help me get Into the acting buisness . I’m dedicated to acting . I am a light-skinned girl with brownish eyes . I love Pretty little liars . and I would love to be on a Disney channel show . please email me so I can know I have a chance .

    Rebekah Brown

    March 8, 2014

  20. Hi everybody) My name is Murad. Thank you for these tips it’s really helpful. I am 22 years old. And started to dream about being an actor when i was a kid)) I like dancing, acting and i just love to be in front of the camera and everything that connects with these stuff and i really can act every person which needs to be acted. My family, my friends always telling me that i have a talent for this) because i can copy any character) and i can improvise)) i’m always surprising them… sometimes they really can’t understand is it me or not)) I was acting in school also so i have some experiance. I would be very happy if you contact me or if there will be some casting or offer. I always had a feel like i just made for this and can’t think about anything else. Good luck everybody hope that everyone will reach their dreams.


    March 7, 2014

  21. I would love to act whether it’s in the background or as a major role.. I love animals and would love to be able to show the world that on screen… I’ve been horseback riding since I was 3 and working with exotic animals since I was 16.. Maybe one day I will get the chance =) I have to say Jenifer Lawrence is my fav actress she is amazing at every role she plays!!!! I would love to meet her. Being in Boston it’s hard to find acting auditions and I def don’t have the money to fly to audition anywhere..Keeping my fingers crossed


    March 5, 2014

  22. Hi I am Tyler Maurice Goodman and I have been through some issues in my life and I get made fun of every day but I hope that will change because I just applied to be an actor/singer. The only thing is, I just hope to get the part.

    Tyler Goodman

    February 24, 2014

  23. I had the opportunity to be in some Michigan films, I just want more work to stay sharp, and because I really love the art of acting, I want Michigan to be one of the best sites for talent in acting, maybe I’m just dreaming, but that is still my desire!!!!!!

    Nathan Houser

    February 23, 2014

  24. I am very smart love to read cute and real want to be an actress it is my dream


    February 19, 2014

  25. I am a good actor i pratice at home and other places.

    jamiyah dillard

    February 15, 2014

  26. And I would love to be on Austin and ally as Megan’s BFF

    Claudia zarmakoupis

    February 9, 2014

  27. I am only 9 years old but i have a lot of talent I would be so grateful to get this!

    Claudia zarmakoupis

    February 9, 2014

  28. Hey! I’m Sabrina, I’m 14 years old and Acting is my passion. I have acting class after school and I’m trying to learn more skills to get better in acting.
    PLEASE HELP ME! I need specific information about how you can find opportunities to audition for movies or TV shows and what it takes to be a teen actress. for example if I would have to do this as the first step then…. until you get the chance to audition and wait when they’ll call you.
    Can I have a good explanation about how is like to audition for a movie. Do we use our script? Thank you

    Sabrina E

    February 2, 2014

  29. I am 23 and a mum to a gorgeous little boy. And acting is something I have always wanted to do. But i have always struggled with my confidence and stage fright. I finally overcame my fear and am now attending a drama school. Its not about the fame for me but to become a pary of an art and an ever changing career. If done right you can tell a story and show the true emotion needed for the role. Its exciting and hard work and its an art that will always be out there. I want to be a positive role model and show that no matter what obstacles are thrown at you, you can always have your dream if you work hard enough for it. Fame doesn’t interest me at all, it’s all about the job and the art!!!


    January 30, 2014

  30. I am really pretty and nice. I turn 12 in June. I have been in a few school plays. I have been in all county chorus also. I have been in about three academic things within two school years. I have an A-B average in school. A lot of my friends say I’m pretty. Please consider letting me be an actress.


    January 30, 2014

  31. I want to be an actress because I want to express myself in ways that I feel confident. I also want to be an actress on Jessie because I have took a lot of practice on acting. if I become a well know actress I will try to inspire kids to do acting. I know acting is a lot of work but I just want to have that spirit in me to do acting

    Samantha colon

    January 28, 2014

  32. I have wanted to be an actress since I was like 2 or 3 because I have been watching disney channel and can act like a million people and I could careless about the fame I just want to live my dream the money they can keep it so I hope u read this and make my dreams of becoming an actress come true I would love it………..thank you

    Quianna Herron

    January 24, 2014

  33. These tips are really helpful to me. Ever since I was little, I wanted to be known as someone in life. I wanna leave my mark in this world. I just have a lot of passion for acting, though I may be shy, I think I can still nail it. Please make my dreams come true, & make my people proud. Thank you.

    Alma Montoya

    January 20, 2014

  34. Hi there,
    My name is Avery Masselink
    I am 14 years old and turning 15 very soon.
    My absolute dream my entire life ever since I can remember is too act and preform for people and entertain people. Honestly my life goal is to win an oscar or golden globe. I know it sounds very impossible because the only acting experience I’ve had has been in the mirror or on a school stage but i truly believe in myself and have that much confidence that I believe I can do it.
    Everyone has passed me by when it comes to telling them my life goal because it’s something a lot of people want! But I want it more than anything. My two absolute inspirations are Meryl Streep and Ellen Degeneres! Meryl because she is the greatest actress and woman to ever walk the earth and Ellen because she is so fun and free and confident with herself and open to others and their opinions (most of the time). My absolute favourite show is once upon a time. But I know I cannot be selective with this amazing dream so I am absolutely perfectly fine with any show at all. I live in Vancouver so once upon a time would be better for me because they film here. I hope you give me a chance.
    Thank-you for this amazing opportunity
    Sincerely, Avery Masselink
    Vancouver, Canada

    Avery Masselink

    January 20, 2014

  35. I try my hardest in everything that I do , I cant say that I am the best in the world , but from the looks at it I have More Confidence , Self Respect , and Character than anyone else. I’m not the best looking person in the world , but I have the Heart and Talent to blow you away choose me , and you wouldnt be disappointed.

    Alvin Hunter

    January 15, 2014

  36. I want to be on Jessie and other Disney channle shows


    January 12, 2014

  37. I want to be on Jessie and other Disney shows too


    January 12, 2014

  38. Hey my name is Emmanuel oivier i would love to go out and become famous buy my mother a good home, home car, ect. ect, now im no rookie acter think pf my to be very
    good at it i think


    January 2, 2014

  39. I love acting its my favorite to do i have what it takes to act it has been my dream to be on disney channel so please help me make my dreams come true i want to be on disney channel and guest star on the next step and/or austin and ally and can my name be Tyler its been my dream to act, i do lots of things i dance i do a lot of things but my main passion is acting (I.m 13 years old) so please help me make my dreams come true please!!!!!!!!!!:):):):) i have been in 5 performances and they all went very well, i want my relatives to see me performing and making them proud so please help me!!!!!!!!!!


    January 1, 2014

  40. I would love to become an actor i have the charisma for it and i love to act,its been my dream forever i know i have what it takes to be an actor,please make my dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):) I would love to be a guest star on the next step and perform a dance with them once and/or austin and ally and i would like my name to be Tyler. (I am 13 years old)


    January 1, 2014

  41. Here is a couple of things about me…

    – I’m really funny and silly
    – I’m active and have lots of energy
    – I work well with others

    HERE IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE: Long straight brown hair, Brown eyes, freckles, long black eyelashes, and a dimple chin.


    January 1, 2014

  42. Well… I just wanted to say to the people who choose the actors and actress’s that “I’m a pretty good actress. I’m not trying to brag but I just wanted to make your decision easier for them. SO I hope you give me a call. Being an actress is my dream… Thank you

    – Maddie πŸ™‚


    January 1, 2014

  43. Thanks for the tips… They are very helpful. I’ve wanted to become an actress for a while now and, these couple of tips really are useful. All you actors and actress’s should read all the tips every time you are going on set or just acting for fun… πŸ™‚


    January 1, 2014

  44. I really would love to go out there and be able to say ” hey that’s me on television
    ” and to actually be somebody u don’t think about famous people were just like u so it could happen I mean I do not keep. My hopes. Up high but I jut would be simply grateful I would practice every moment of the day please choose me u do not have to but. I would be most thankful.


    December 29, 2013

  45. I have the potiential to become a great actor but im really silly and young.


    December 27, 2013

  46. I want to be a new ross on Jessie

    Mia Rodriguez

    December 27, 2013

  47. I would LOVE to either be a model or an actress someday, maybe even next year:) I really enjoy the Disney shows and I’m grateful for this opportunity. Even though I haven’t had a lot of experience in modeling or acting, I just think to myself “why not?” Because theirs always a chance that you can make it into the industry. Jessie is defiantly one of my favorite shows. I’m 13 btw:)


    December 22, 2013

  48. I read all these comments and I heard all the same things basically and it was you only want to act to be famous. It is truly sad that you only want fame. I love acting I am a freshman in high school and. I already have been in 7 productions within a 4 month period I just finished a Fairytale Christmas Carol by Pioneer Drama. It was amazing. Look forward to the joy to the fame. I wish I can star in Lab Rats but all of them have had experience I mean look at Billy Unger he’s 18 and became a star he started his acting career at 9. People like him are amazing and so hard to come by. So don’t go for the fame go for the fact that you get to join another “family”.


    December 21, 2013

  49. I’m a 13 year old girl from Sweden, and my absoloute dream job is acting! and about one or two years ago I decided to go for it. I’ve had problems with believing in my self before. But I’ve finally convinced my self that I can be anything that I want to be! But here’s the problem.. I live in Sweden and I’ts not very populare with acting. So theres no acting/drama classes in my area so I’ve not been able to lern from a professional acting teacher. But! I’ve watched lessons on youtube, and i’ve always been very easily learned and, I know, after seen old disney auditions I’m not bad. I just don’t know how I should start?


    December 14, 2013

  50. i would love to in the fast and the furious i love cars my whole life and i would be a perfect actor for that part


    December 4, 2013

  51. Just gibe me a shot I can do it


    December 2, 2013

  52. I really hope I can get the spot cause I want to show them what I can do I wanted to do this since I was younger an now that I’m older I want to make it my career so I hope I get the place!!!!:-)


    November 30, 2013

  53. I really want to be an actress. I am 12, I was a major part in my schools recent play “Into The Woods JR”. I can sing, dance, act, I play basketball, and I’m also a cheerleader which means I’m flexible. I’m afraid to tell my parents about wanting to be in a T.V. Show, commercial, or movie because I’m afraid they’ll laugh, judge me, then say no. I want to start off slow though by being a extra in T.V. Shows, movies, etc. Or being in a commercial. I took voice lessens this summer but stopped because I ran out of open time. I don’t watch shows like “Jessie” but I watch shows like glee, general hospital, and lots more like that. I WISH MY DREAM WILL COME TRUE……..


    November 29, 2013

  54. I really wanna be in Mocking Jay, and Grown ups 3 , and other major motion pictures. I have alwaysed dreamed to be an actress, plus i can sing, so….ya! ^.^


    November 27, 2013

  55. I would want to be in mighty med i love how the girl does gymnastics i also like how the two doctor kids help people and when cass casses things up its bin a dream for me to be on tv my own show or on a show in my school im one of he ancers on the anounsments im only 10 years old and im in 4rth grade and i have 1 mom 1 sister 1 brother. And 2 dads but my step dad died on july 5th 2013 it is realy hard to not get to see him any more he loved me and my family and we loved him and he knows I’ve bin wonning to be an actress so it would make me the happiest 10 year old girl in the world for him to now if i could go on mighty med for untill the show would end i hope you accepted me please


    November 18, 2013

  56. I really want to be a actor but I always wanted to work with animals


    November 12, 2013

  57. Wow, this was extremely helpful! I love acting, and it’s been a dream of mine, and I think I’m bery good at it (: I’m currently going to be sending in an application for an acting job, so this coud be extremely helpful!

    -Alexis. ❀️

    Alexis-Nicole Brown

    November 12, 2013

  58. my name is Tania and i been watching Disney channel since they had that’s so raven till now and Jessie is the most greatest show ever and i just hope i get to be on that show b/c i wanna show my mom how big my dream is and i know she is proud of me right now looking over me and seeing wat a great person i am … #TeamDisneyChannel


    November 9, 2013

  59. I really want to be on glee it is one of my biggest dreams and it gives me a big chance to act. I know that acting will not be easy but I am willing to take the time to learn to become a really good actor.


    November 7, 2013

  60. Pls i just turned 11 an d its adream


    November 4, 2013

  61. I would love to be a Ross on Jessie because that show is the best show ever!


    November 4, 2013

  62. I would love to be on jessie and be a Ross kid and be like skai Jackson and go to a great school were it is no bullying and no (fighting)


    November 3, 2013

  63. i want to be the best actress i can be but i have to stay true to myself and other


    November 2, 2013

  64. i know now that i will be the best at acting


    October 27, 2013

  65. i would really love to be a ross in the show jessie i am a big fan of all the actors on the show. Not only that i dont think i know i have what it takes. I know this because not just in acting in real life i never stop until the job is done.


    October 26, 2013

  66. I want to be a actress or actor but the thing is i wear a scarf on my head so it blocks my hair but i dont know if its ok i love acting like another person i even take drama club please answer back if its ok please

    a actor

    October 19, 2013

  67. I honestly would love to be an actor. I just don’t know if I have to pay to be it? I think I can handle acting because I am one of those people who are not shy and will take a chance even if I know I will not make it all the way.


    October 17, 2013

  68. i truly believe i can be an actor or MAYBE even a model and i always have wanted to since i was younger. The ONLY problem i have is that my mom wont let me follow my dreams and be who i want to be πŸ™

    Angel Hernandez

    October 17, 2013

  69. im not sure what is going to happen soon ?

    Angel Vega

    October 15, 2013

  70. This is really helpful. I’m only 11. I could learn a thing or 2 from this:)


    October 12, 2013

  71. How do u get in the acting industry???


    October 9, 2013

  72. Hey I’m Abbey and I have always dreamed of being on a tv show. I’ve been watching Disney Channel and I always think to myself i could do that! I have applied for an acting workshop and a couple auditions for Disney Channel but I still need some help with getting started with my acting career. Thanks!

    Abbey Bankson

    October 2, 2013

  73. Being an actress is my long-term goal. There is nothing else I’d rather do with my time. I used to hate being on camera because I was so insecure. Now, I have way more self-cobfidence and I believe that with these steps I can achieve my goal.

    Samiyah Thompson Abdullah

    September 30, 2013

  74. Okay I hope I have what it takes because I’m almost 10 and I’m shy because of bullying problems but this is my dream since I was 3 I can! I believe as much as possible. Hopefully xD


    September 29, 2013

  75. i am an indian but want to become an actress in hollywood. pls help me make this dream a reality.


    September 27, 2013

  76. i’m all ready famus but i just want two be a – nother ross in the family. Also if i get can my name be Alex Xavier Ross


    September 23, 2013

  77. After reading this I know I definitely have what it takes!!!

    Karina Zapalac

    September 22, 2013

  78. I really want to be an actress/model how do I make this possible while living in london.


    September 20, 2013

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