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Playing in a commercial require acting backgrounds?

When i'm watching youtube ads, I do realize that some time it asks to learn some lines to do the ad. So i'm kind of confused. Are actors doing ads most of the time?

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Cayla’s Answer

Hello love! & Great Question. It's 5:53 AM with shining sun here in Baltimore, Maryland & I see you're in New York so great morning to you.

Alright, so to answer your question, no, you do not need a background in acting to start starring in commercials. However, having prior experience behind the camera, no matter how little, will always serve as a plus in pursuing an acting career.

Don't be discouraged Kadiatou, there are so many ways to build a portfolio of knowledge and self initiated experiences that can and will get your foot in the door. Consider some of the steps below when diving into commercial acting.

Before taking a look at the optional next steps below, just know that whatever you decide to pursue is already yours. So, go at it knowing that and there will be nothing but abundance for you.

Love, Cayla.

Cayla recommends the following next steps:

Discover or learn your village. In acting, it's all about connections and networking, this way you broadcast your skill to those dedicated to helping you reach your full potential.
Social Media is key. Follow Casting Directors, look for open casting calls near your or near a location you can travel to.
Use Social Media as your portfolio. Create your own skits, indulge in an acting opportunity with friends, business partners, family etc. and see if they'll assist in the creation of your portfolio. Some of the best work comes from asking for necessary help.
Don't be afraid to reach out! Shoot your shot, just do it! See an opportunity? Want that opportunity? Now, just go for it like its already yours and it will be.
Thank you comment icon You rock! This advice is very helpful. Kadiatou
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Vincent’s Answer

I don't believe that there may be any pre-requisite for any opportunities.
Just passion will be enough.
Thank you comment icon thank you! Kadiatou