“You call yourself an actor?”
My heart sunk. I had been working on the scene for weeks and I was so excited to finally get feedback from my acting teacher, and that is not what I was expecting to hear from him.
In retrospect, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
I’ll always remember the look on his face when he asked me that. He was completely serious, and I immediately knew that it wasn’t intended as a joke, even though I chuckled.
To this day, I can’t exactly identify what that look was, but I knew I didn’t like it. Over time, I came to know exactly what he meant.
I respected my acting teacher very much, and I hung to every word and every critique.
This was probably the biggest one and almost no one else in the class caught the deeper meaning. Those that did, went on to build incredible careers and have participated in some amazing productions.
Over the last few years, I have begun sharing that message and what I learned from my acting teacher with members of our Boost My Star tribe, and those that have taken it to heart have enjoyed massive success in their acting careers too.
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