When new acting talent is starting their careers, like Kim Tassinari
for example, there are hundreds of ways for them to begin. These options
vary, but one of the make or break factors for blossoming acting talent
is almost always patience. An actor or actress should never rush. An
acting career is a business. Successful businesses don’t rush into
things that they are not ready for, and hopeful acting talent shouldn’t
As aspiring actors and actresses plan out the first steps
of their career, they should make sure that they are being reasonable.
For example, the first step on an acting career path should not be to
act in a blockbuster movie. Instead, a good first step might be to find
the best local acting classes or to act in a small-scale theater
production. New acting talent is more likely to succeed at reasonable
goals, which will give them the boost of confidence they need to
eventually make it big.
If actors and actresses are not
completely ready for the next step on their career paths, they are
looking at the wrong next step. They should assess why they are not
totally prepared, and they should then fill in smaller steps to help
them get ready. A flattering resume and headshot, for example, is a must
before an acting hopeful goes in for an audition.
The use of
small steps in an acting career is not just to increase the chance of
completion. Small steps are also important for morale. Actors and
actresses often give up before they ever have a chance because the
experience of rejection is so disheartening. If actors and actresses are
asked why they bothered auditioning, they’re likely to feel crushed.
If, in contrast, they’re told that they were great but not quite what
the directors wanted for a role, they’re likely to feel encouraged.
Tassinari took this into account when she auditioned for, and was
awarded, small theater roles and television commercial parts.