When I tell people I’m an actor they automatically assume I live a life of ease. As if I simply walk into auditions, get the part, and then spend the rest of my time rubbing elbows with the Hollywood elite. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to crush that vision.
I’d say at least 80 percent of my time as an actor is networking and 20 percent is where the actual acting comes in. I pass out so many resumes that it’s hard to keep track of who represents what. Sometimes that can get you into trouble.
Not too long ago I get a Facebook friend request from a guy I just assume is a creep. I deny the request and he tries it again. Fed up, I end up googling the name and it turns out he represents a casting agency and I quickly friend him back and grovel at his feet. Always remember who you give your business cards to or you could miss out on the role of a lifetime.