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could i become an actress if i dont have talent or if i am shy?

i don't know if this is a stupid question but I am very curious if someone with stage fright but also a perfectionist could become an actress. thank you for answering!

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Reiner’s Answer

Absolutely! You can develop your skills one step at a time. Keep in mind that being shy isn't a barrier, and there are many examples of shy actors and actresses, such as Tom Cruise and Winona Ryder, who have made it big.
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María Asunción’s Answer

Absolutely, you can do it! Keep in mind that you'll receive training and education to help you along the way. As you dedicate time, practice consistently, and stay persistent, you'll improve your abilities and conquer any fears you may have!
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Jessica’s Answer

Here's a more uplifting version of your text:

Consider this empowering perspective: as an actress, you fully embrace the persona of your character on stage. You adopt their gestures, their attitude, their dialogue, their feelings, and their actions. In that moment, you transcend your own identity. So, even if you experience stage fright as yourself, transforming into your character can significantly ease that fear. This strategy was a game-changer for me when I was an extremely shy student, eager to explore acting at school but petrified of stepping onto the stage.
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Gabriella !

What a most interesting question ! You are introverted, say that you have no talent and get stage fright, yet you want to be in a field that is highly extroverted, competitive, that requires specific talent and confidence. A most interesting situation.

Let's talk about what being an actress means. One, it means you have the ability/talent to act. Two it means that you get paid to act. The hurdles a person with the traits you've mentioned must overcome are great.

If you enjoy giving public speaking presentations in class, you may be a candidate for acting. If you do not have that experience, try to take an acting class. A good acting teacher will help ypu. The reason a person needs to have confidence going into this field is because the classes can sometimes be like boot camp and there is criticism in the form of feedback on scenes you will have to perform. You must be ready to not take things personally and have a full understanding of character development, acting technique and even acting theory. Anyone can learn the basics so all is not lost.

Try to put yourself out there to see if anyone thinks that you do have talent. So many actors over the years have never had an acting class and have been cast in major films or even obtained their own TV show ! So, anything is possible. But the demand for confidence in speaking in front of others comfortably is vital for success. Take baby steps if you have to. Take a public speaking class and see how it makes you feel. I know many people do loathe public speaking, but it will center you as to what you may need to work on. Once you learn of all the many things that are required and involved in being a professional actor, you may change your mind or you may grow into one of the best actors ever. Just try to take baby steps, ignore any negativity from family or friends and know that this is "your thing", something you are doing for yourself and for your future !

Best wishes and I do hope to see you on screen or stage one day !
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Daniella’s Answer

The key is to take that initial step, attend theater classes, and simply give it a shot. At first, it might be a bit frightening, like most new experiences, but if it's truly your passion, you'll quickly overcome the fear and be on your way to achieving your dream.
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Laurie’s Answer

I find it was best to start out doing extra work, then moving on to stand in work. It helps you see all sides of the industry as a beginner.
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