Many people profess to know the secret of how to make you a star. Whether it is actor’s workshops, screenwriting courses or any other kind of industry secret unveiling, the chances are they will all have one thing in common – they won’t make you a star. Whilst some may indeed be informative and give you worthwhile information for you to take away into the real world, if people really did have the secrets of how to be a star, they themselves would be one.
The truth of the matter is that when it comes to being successful at acting, there are three main things involved – talent, luck and determination. The talent part is either innate or something you simply need to work at long and hard. The luck thing – meeting the right person, being in the right place at the right time – is something that very little can be done about, unless you do your best to put yourself in the right place at the right time. This brings us to the third point: determination.
Being in the right place at the right time is about not letting knock-backs phase you and ensuring that you are attending as many auditions as possible. Even if you turn out not to be right for a certain part, casting directors may well bear you in mind for something else, so it is worth your while attending as many auditions as you can.
Whether you reply to adverts in magazines or put yourself on numerous casting sites, then you are always improving your chances that acting will be a long career and not just a short term plan. Facilities such as those at even offer you the chance to receive texts with regular castings if you are 18 years and over. At 1.50 per text you get a maximum of 3 texts per week with all the latest castings that could help propel you on your way.