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16th Jan 2017
There are a lot of things you need to know as an actor, but here are five lessons Timothy Davis-Reed wishes he'd learned early in his career.
1. Know your “type.”
Sure, in school you learned how to play any role—to stretch, to challenge, to grow. Out in the real world, you are unlikely to be able to play much outside of your general age, height, weight, etc. It is very important to have a clear sense of who you are when you walk into a room and what that means in terms of the roles you can audition for.
This takes work, soul searching, and asking friends, teachers, agents, and casting directors to give you some hard opinions about your type, and your headshot should reflect that person. You may very well be capable of playing many other kinds of roles, but you won't get them unless you first get the jobs you're right for.
2. The first year is the hardest.
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