Acting Is

That is a fun question.  If you don’t have a fun answer… you are probably not a satisfied actor.  Definitely not a happy actor.

As a profession, it requires training, no matter how much talent you may have.  Working in professional situations to make a professional product requires professional acting.

A director has a job to do.  It is up to the actor to help him get that job done.  Make sure you are the right actor for the role.  If it calls for a woman and you are a man…

The big, big, big directors all state that, “Casting is 90% of directing.”  I hope it’s a lot less than that or producers will just let the talent direct themselves…

But most directors are not good fathers.  A director is a father.  Not a younger sister.  A director has to take charge, take control, and take your best performance.  As I said, most directors are not good fathers.  I can say that even blindly because so few people in the world are good fathers.

A father runs a family.  A director runs a set.

A wife obeys the father.  The 1st Assistant Director obeys the director.

The children obey the mother.  The actors obey the 1st A.D.

If any of this upset you, you shouldn’t be an actor.  An actor must be able to envision and portray many different lifestyles.  An actor will have to be a murderer, even if you aren’t a murderer.  If imagining anything upsets you–you have issues.  Don’t bring them to the set…

If you have sexist issues, sheesh.  Men used to have to work as females in plays and women have had to put on a moustache or slash with a rapier…