Re: If I want to become an actress.. how do i become an actr
I want to become an actress soooo bad!!! I just don't know how! Since i was just a little girl I've had dreams of becoming one... I did Saturday Night Live Shows(to my parents & friends)
and it justs BUGS ME TO DEATH!!! ahhhh! How do I become an actress?? Who do I call?
Become a trial lawyer first. Join a theater group part time. Practice your acting in court. Move to a major city, audition for parts. If you fail to get any work, you can always keep practicing law. I joined a theater group and landed a part in a movie in six months. But the movie never wenanywhere, despite my riveting performance and that was the end of my career, for awhile at least. I never auditioned for a single part. Joining the unions might help too. AFTRA etc
OTOH if you are prepared to starve to death and really know you have what it takes....
... get involved in the drama club at school.Go to the library, check out all the books on how to get and do auditions. Watch DVDs of classic plays (but don't attempt Shakespeare) maybe something like Streetcar Named Desire, get the script, learn the part of Blanche Dubois or whatever. Get a monologue book, practice monologues, video tape yourself, (DO NOT PRACTICE IN A MIRROR)
learn to play at least one musical instrument and sing, do open mikes using your theatric abilities, devote every ounce of your energy to learning the craft. Dedicate yourslef to the theater, of you want to be an actor. If you want to be a movie star, well, that is a different story, probably have to do the old casting couch thing.
BTW serious actresses call themselves actors even if they are female.