- Jo Kelly
DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AS AN ACTOR?
Most actors believe in themselves for where they are at. I.e. “I believe in myself but the industry doesn’t believe in me because the hard part is booking the auditions for the job.”
There’s a distinction between believing yourself as an actor vs a working, successful actor.
That gap is painful because you want to feel on top of your game and you also want to be working. You want to actually share your extraordinary self with the roles you desire, to impact an audience.
So why is there this gap? When you watch my training you'll disover that:
Belief #1: There’s a certain way you’re supposed to do the audition because there’s a certain thing they’re looking for. This means you’re cutting yourself off from your instinct. You’re looking for a result, and therefore not present, which means you’re not alive. This doesn’t work. You’re SCREWED.
Belief #2: It’s a hard/ complicated/ unfair industry. You have no power about the roles you get. That’s WRONG. You do have an impact about how the industry perceives you and the opportunities that come to you.
The reason why you have these beliefs is because you’ve been wired to believe what you are told. You haven’t been raised to explore your impulses and emotions. You’ve been conditioned by education, culture and society to compress your instinct, which is your raw material for being an actor.
You were conditioned to become a person that fits rather than one that stands out.
So an audition will come and of course you think “there’s a right and good way to do this” and “I have to listen to this big, authoritative industry telling me what to do and there’s no way I can negotiate with it or else I’ll suffer consequences for it”.
But you’re an artist.
Artists are about showing people how THEY view the scene, or the song, dance, painting etc.
Artists tell others how they see life, not as an authority but just from their perspective.
Your job description is to do the opposite of everything you’ve been told and this is why there’s a gap.
The moment you do that, there’s something about your presence that’s unapologetic. You’re not worried about pleasing others or being inappropriate.
You become fully alive. And you become a rare commodity in this business.
The testimonials from our community are crazy. Series regular without audition. Rewritten roles just for them. Etc…
Casting directors hunt for artists like this.
So how do you get there? UNLEARN THE CONDITIONING. GO BACK TO BEING YOUR TRUE SELF.
Watch my training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.
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