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Anonymous Showbiz Confessions Post #5

November 26, 2012

All of this week’s posts are written by my fellow Green Room Bloggers (not myself…or are they?), but I have published them all under my username to protect their identities. Hope you enjoy their confessions!

Things I Don’t Like About This Industry/Job, In No Particular Order:

  • I hate how much pressure there is to be thin. All the time. And always getting thinner. Real people don’t look anything like the way we represent them onstage or TV. Ugh.
  • Why do producers expect actors to work for free when they’re paying everyone else? Double ugh.
  • There are so many stereotypes that follow us around as actors: we’re dumb, we’re superficial, we are always broke, we are unreliable, we are irresponsible…you know, many of the actors in my life are some of the best people I know, so shut up.
  • Cattle calls. Enough said.
  • The lack of arts funding. Enough said on that one, as well.
  • “Real people” commercials.
  • The fact that it’s so incredibly difficult to get an agent without having big credits, but no one important wants to see you without an agent on your side. What the fuck is up with that catch-22?
  • The lack of originality on Broadway these days.
  • Movie stars who come do “little plays on Broadway” as a fucking diversion because they’re bored.

Okay, I should stop now because I’m starting to curse due to the fact that I’m getting a little riled up just thinking about all of the things about this business that irritate me. And yet, I still do it. Because it also fucking rocks a lot of the time.

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