Three Habits Every Actor Should Have for 2021
2020 has finally come to a close and one thing the tumultuous year has taught us is that… WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR CRAFT. If you’re an actor and you feel the same way, here are three habits you should have for 2021.
1. Never Stop Practicing
As an actor, our body is our instrument. We use our voice and our muscles to depict an abstract image at any given point in time during a performance. Much like an athlete. So, it is important to eradicate all assumptions that to be an actor you have to be born with that natural ability and that is all there is to it. No. As an actor, you have to practice. And ideally, not just when you have upcoming performances, but as often as you can.
You don’t see Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi just stretching before playing a game. They train for months before a season starts, and even outside of official training, they incorporate little exercises into their daily lives.
Take an acting workshop and pick up some exercises you can carry out on your own. Or routinely attend acting workshops that are available in your vicinity. There are plenty of acting techniques that would be good to add to your arsenal or refresh yourself on.