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26 Secrets All Struggling Actors Won't Tell You

Do it for the craft.

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6. This is your life every day.

9. There are multiple copies of your headshots in your car and purse at all times.

10. You've highlighted more things as an adult than as a student.

Scripts. Scripts, everywhere.


14. Working on student films are the bane of your existence.

Oh sure, I'll work an EIGHT HOUR DAY for free.

15. You've struggled with the catch-22 that a ton of auditions are SAG only, but you have to get a ton of auditions in order to be SAG eligible.

16. You've edited your own demo reel.

Savin' money y'all.


17. And have printed your own headshots after forgetting to order more.

18. You've accepted the fact that you've taken jobs you may regret once you get famous.


20. You've seen the same people at auditions so many times, you've become best friends.

22. You've questioned if you went to the right audition multiple times.

24. And you've also accepted the fact that people do in fact sleep their way to the top.


25. When you do finally get on camera somehow, you can't help but humblebrag.


26. You tend to question if it is all in fact worth it.