Being Yourself in Acting

Sometimes acting can be hard. Having to take on a role can play havoc with our sense of self.

It’s no wonder that many great actors are also having mental problems. To perform their best they have to take on another identity. But then they have to let it go when they get home, or the project is done.

You can often hear the advice to “just be yourself”. And most of us have probably experienced the stress of having to be “someone else”.  Now imagine having to be someone else as perfect as you can.

It becomes a fight of identities. On the one hand an actor wants to get into another persons skin, on the other hand they don’t want to completely lose themselves.