From Amateur to Oscars: 10 Insider Tips From This Year’s Acting Nominees PART 2
At Parramatta Actors Centre, we are committed to giving our students the best learning environment so they can develop as actors, from beginners to professionals…and maybe even award winners! The nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Supporting Acting are listed below along with 10 inspirational insights, advice, and fun.
It can feel scary to take a chance in a scene, to put ourselves out there, to push past what’s comfortable or easy. But amazing things can happen on the other side of fear.
Acting schools and classes are a great place to develop skills, learn about yourself, and become part of a community. Whether you pursue it as a career or not, it can be a magical place.
Ah, here we go with “fear” again. Whether you’re naturally introverted, or extroverted, or a bit of both… trying acting as a beginner can be a wonderful place to experience growth.
I’m not sure there’s a better environment to “play” as an adult than acting, doing scene work. We can explore feelings, relationships, and even what is must be like to be a piece of pottery!
To those on the outside, acting can feel frivolous, silly. But storytelling is ancient, and quality work has the power to not only entertainment, but save people’s lives.
Acting is an awesome way to learn the art of collaboration. I have worked with so many people who have lifted up my level of craft. I’ve also made so many lifelong friends from my career. And that is special and unexpected.
Acting doesn’t have to be a career for everyone. But whether it’s taking class, doing a play, doing extra work, it is interesting the magic that can happen when you put yourself out there.
I used to think that because I didn’t paint my nails black and ride with the artsy kids in school, that I didn’t deserve to explore the arts. But that’s just a silly story. There are no limits on who can try the arts, acting or improv or stand up comedy. Go for it!
In this modern world, we are all so caught up, so busy. Acting in a scene can be an amazing way to connect, once again, to what it really means to be human…and find healing in that.
We see here again, that even amongst these “top actors,” there is a sense of Imposter Syndrome, they feel like don’t belong. We do belong. This is your life to try what sounds amazing to you. And if performing is calling to you, give it a shot.