Business can often lead to pleasures but there are times where your job may take a toll on your mental and physical health. While actors enjoy the fame and fortune they acquire from their profession, audiences are often unaware of the down side to the profession. So here’s straight from the horses’ mouth – What these actors like and dislike about their profession.
I love the art! I get to learn something new and evolve everyday as an actor. I hate when a producer accuses an actor of taking too many holidays which is 5 days in a month from human standards its normal. Even offices give you that much. But to a producer, an actor has no life beyond the job. He is signed for life where as a producer on the other end can have a normal life but an actor cannot and that’s double standards.
I love the craft of acting and the satisfaction it gives. I got to creatively explore myself as a person because od the art. However, what I dislike is long working hours and schedules and the fact that TRP business becomes more important than creativity and innovation.
I love everything from acting to getting into the costume, what I hate the sometimes you have to show that range of emotions which you are not feeling and yet look authentic and convincing as an actor. Even if you are sad you have to show happy emotions and even if you are happy you may have to do sad scenes as per the requirement.
I love the process of acting converting scenes into a story with emotions where I get to play different characters and experience different expressions. I hate the deadlines which are cut to cut which sometimes deprives me of my sleep.
In which other profession people love you, adore you so much, I love the job of acting and I am lucky to do what I love. What I dislike is the inconsistency and you don’t know what the future holds for you.
I love the craft of acting. It makes me do so many roles and meet variety of people which is not so easily possible in other professions and the best thing, you are paid to do all this. What I dislike is are the odd hours and unpredictability of the assignments.