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In theatre, the fourth wall is the imaginary wall that separates the performers from the audience. The term “breaking the fourth wall” is used to describe moments when the characters acknowledge the audience or interact with them directly. The fourth ...
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Actors need to look the part and feel the part in order to get the part. They have to audition for roles, and the competition can be stiff. To get the part, they need to impress the casting director, director ...
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When you need to look upset for an acting role or performance, there are a few things you can do to make sure you look convincing. First, it’s important to know what kind of upset you need to portray. Is ...
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Two people in close proximity, their faces inches apart. They stare longingly into each other’s eyes, lips slightly parted. Gently, they touch foreheads, then noses, then lips… A love scene. We’ve all seen them countless times on TV and in ...
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In order to be a great scene partner, one must be able to understand and respect the personal boundaries of their fellow actors. They must also be able to work together as a team in order to create a believable ...
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It’s a scene as old as time: the child actor breaks into tears on cue. Whether it’s in a movie, TV show, or commercial, making a child cry on demand can be a powerful tool for directors and producers. There ...
Voiceover work can be very lucrative.

There are many different careers in the acting industry. Some of the most common actors and actresses work in Television, Film, Theater, as TV/Radio presenters, do Voiceovers and work as Stunt Performers. Each of these careers has its own unique ...
Sick While Auditioning

Auditioning can be nerve-wracking, and even more so when you’re not feeling well. Many people feel anxious about performing when they’re not feeling their best. Auditioning can be nerve-wracking, and even more so when you’re not feeling well. Many people ...
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Technology has always played a role in the entertainment industry. From the earliest days of movies, technology has been used to create special effects and to bring stories to life on the big screen. But with the rise of digital ...
Networking

Networking is one of the most important aspects of an actor’s career. It can help you find agents, managers, and casting directors, as well as other actors and professionals in the industry. There are many ways to network, both online ...

There is no denying that the life of a child actor is drastically different from that of other kids. For one, they often have to juggle acting and schooling, which can be difficult. They also typically have to deal with ...
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Characters can be reflections of ourselves, whether we realize it or not. They can show us sides of ourselves that we might not want to see, or that we might be trying to ignore. But they can also be teachers, ...
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Ladies, have you ever thought about becoming a Director? I have a bullet point list below of reasons to ask yourself to see if it’s the right move for you, but before we get to that, take a sip of ...
Child appearing beneath the curtain.

The first step in teaching a child about acting is to help them understand the basics of the craft. This includes explaining what acting is, what it means to be an actor, and what skills are necessary for the profession. ...
Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada

Should an actor judge their character? This question could be taken in multiple ways: – Should an actor judge the character they’re playing? – Should an actor judge their own character as a real life person? – Does a character ...
Kathy Bates in Misery

In any movie, there is usually an evil character. This character can be anyone from the protagonist’s enemy, to a minor villain, to a completely monstrous being. But what makes an evil character so compelling? For one thing, an evil ...
Back to the Future - Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson

Cowards are often depicted in film and television as weak characters who run away from danger or confrontations. However, there are a few brave cowards out there who have broken the mold and shown that being a coward isn’t always ...
Biting Nails

If you’ve ever had a fear of public speaking, or even just felt anxious before an audition, then keep reading. I’ll explain how to overcome your nerves and build the confidence necessary to succeed as an actor. First, understand that ...
Frustrated Woman

There’s something undeniably alluring about playing a passive-aggressive character. For actors, it can be a chance to explore a more complex and nuanced range of emotions, and to challenge themselves with a new type of role. In particular, passive-aggressive characters ...

You land your first big role and now the pressure to be a convincing actor is high priority. But honestly, the pressure should be on from the moment you decided to become an actor, right? Even if you’re a background ...