Saturday, March 26, 2011


I have long admired, and somewhat envied, actors. And I'm not talking about those that make it rich and famous. I mean actors, in general.
"What do you envy about actors?" you might ask.

I envy the chance they get to step out of their own lives and into the shoes of someone else; to forget their own cares and worries and see how it is for another. There have been many times in my life where I have wished for this ability. Or maybe it is just the desire to step out of all the roles that I HAVE to play, and into a role that I choose to play...

Aside: I believe the actors I enjoy watching the most are those that are truly able to feel empathy for the characters they portray.

Another aside: I found the following unpublished partial post, entitled "Actors Have More Fun", sitting around since June 11, 2007:

I've been thinking about jobs a lot lately, and I think that actors are lucky. And no, I'm not talking about money and fame. I'm talking about getting paid to act like you are somebody else. Sometimes I think it would be really nice to be able to leave my own life behind for awhile and, even if the pretend life I was leading wasn't the nicest, at least I wouldn't be tied to those problems forever and could return to my own issues at the end of the day; would that make me a "method" actor?

1 comment:

Alana said...

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by my blog awhile back! I thought I would stop in for a visit as well!

I agree with you about actors, what a fun an interesting job they have. I have often thought the same thing!