Unless you are fortunate enough to be in the infinitesimally small percentage of actors who bounce from job to job to job without a single sleepless “when the hell is the next job coming” night, then there is one fact you have to look square in the face; At some point….. YOU WILL BE OUT OF WORK.
That may be true for…a couple of weeks, a few months, or even several years.
FACT: Despite her Oscar nomination in 1979 for The Rose (a film that won 2 Golden Globes) Bette Midler didn’t work for 4 straight years!
It is crucial then that you keep active, motivated and engaged with the business. So…what can you be doing? Here are some tips from Mark Bonnar, Sarah Parish and Vicky McClure on how to stay motivated as an actor.
GO TO THE THEATRE
PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT
KEEP YOURSELF BUSY
CHOOSE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO ACT
KEEP THE FAITH