GUEST BLOG by Duncan Baxter which I’m sure many of us can relate to on getting stuck in a rut and not being able to ascend that proverbial ‘ladder’ in the way we’d hope.
I’ve be an S.A. (Supporting Artist) for 10 years and have been lucky enough to work with some fantastic actors & crew, but I have always been stuck doing SA. I’d really live to get into voice over’s and do some real acting but the opportunities never present themselves to me.
I try to do more and put myself out there but get told I’m too “pushy”. I’ve also been told that its more to do with ‘who you know and not what you know!’
So i’m asking this question…
Is there any chance for a 40 something year old male to make it in acting or have I passed my sell by date?
WE WOULD LOVE YOU ALL TO POST SOME ADVICE TO DUNCAN AS A COMMENT
As a direct response from The Actors Pad we’d like to draw your attention to one of our previous posts which highlights just how late in life success came some of the world’s greatest achievers.
It is NEVER too late! The only challenge in your way is how long you can keep going!
A humble carpenter – 30
A stay at home Dad, working several odd jobs – 37
Failed Olympic figure skater, missed out on Editor position at Vogue, designed her first dress – 40
Released his first comic, age – 40
First Major acting role – 52
Secondly, check out these 3 tips for getting started;
- 1. Go get good at acting. Take a class.
- 2. Do student films.
- 3. Surround yourself with passionate artistic people.