Monday, November 16, 2009
Everybody is wrong.
I keep getting email in which the writer notes that "everybody" says this or that about acting; and I am yet to see an instance where what "everybody" says is correct. The general public hasn't the slightest idea what professional acting is all about. I think it is really important for all people who are thinking about becoming actors to ignore what "everybody" says. It does them no good to get bad information. The same thing happens on Yahoo Answers where the blind try to lead the blind all the time. Someone asks a question about acting or becoming an actor and they get all kinds of answers form their peers who, in most cases, know no more about the topic than the asker. Would "everybody" just shut up? That would be more helpful than giving misinformation to people. And people, stop listening to "everybody!"