Why You Need to Diversify Yourself
Chelsea's Choice #10
13th September 2018
I found that, in this particular industry, a lot of people believe that both acting and modelling don’t go together.
Many models that I have encountered have absolutely no interest in acting, or what it could bring to their metaphorical doorstep. And vise versa.
And that, fellow readers, is what separates a good model from being a phenomenal model. And a good actor, from being a phenomenal actor.
With both talents combined, acting and modelling, you could be the most expressive model - who doesn’t want that?
And with good modelling skills, you could look astounding in literally every shot/scene you are in.
~plus you can get good at lying with a straight face~
But that’s beside the point.
Acting and modelling go hand in hand. And one without the other... is wasted potential.
Make the most of your profession and go the extra leap!
Attend acting classes, attend modelling classes. Better your skills on both ends and become the best you can be!
Throughout my minimal years, I have had a significant amount of experience in both fields. But I would be lying if I said I haven't done one more than the other.
I have been modelling for a few years now, maybe three or four. But acting... I have been an actress for a total of 11 years, nearing onto 12 years.
Ever since I was but a wee child of five, I have been immersing myself into multiple, diverse acting genres.
Counting 8 years of theatre training that includes improvisation, auditioning, puppetry, sports theatre, pantomime, and more, and I have been involved in numerous theatre productions.
And on top of 8 years of theatre, I have done 4 years of intensive screen/tv training.
Saying from experience, knowing how to both model and act, helps a lot.
Although I don't expect anyone to have the number of years I have put in, and to have done clowning workshops, paper bunraku puppetry workshops and physical theatre...
But I do expect everyone to give it a crack! No harm no foul.
I advise all you models out there to attend acting classes, and all you actors out there to attend modelling classes. The more skills, the merrier!
If you're looking for acting classes, I highly reccomend The Warehouse Workshop.
If that is not to your taste, stay tuned!
As along with another lovely lady, I will be teaching a beginners acting class on behalf of Glass Management.
If you're looking for modelling classes, I recommend keeping an ear out for Glass news as we are also preparing to do another few Modelling courses.
Thanks for reading!