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Another aside: I found the following unpublished partial post, entitled "Actors Have More Fun", sitting around since June 11, 2007: