Aisha, I am not exactly sure what you mean by "special" skills. We need lots of skills that might be considered special by some. I certainly think I'm special! So it's hard to know what you're referring to. Maybe you can clarify? Here's one thing I can tell you: we do need to cultivate skills, but we also need to cultivate our natural talent. Skills might include things like diction, projection, posture, improv, expressive physical movement, and special acting techniques like practical aesthetics or Meisner. With talent, combined with the skills you cultivate, reading and studying plays, studying people around you, and a ton of hard work, you can become a great actor.