What’s My Line? Could You Be an Actor?
If you’re known as the center of attention or the most hilarious in your group of friends, maybe you should consider acting. How talented are you? Ever wondered if you could make it on the silver screen?
Maybe the Big White Way is where you belong. Maybe you’re better off binge-watching Netflix instead. Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an actor? Make no mistake, the acting world is tough and competitive!
But before you get to ask, “What’s my line?” you’ll need to answer a few questions to find out if you have the chops to ace the audition, get the gig, rock the role, and bathe in the spotlight as a successful actor.
What's My Line?
In the process of learning a role, either on stage or on film, one of the most important aspects is committing the script to memory. Actors are expected to recite pages and pages of dialogue. If the actor loses their place or just blanks, they'll call out, "What's my line?". This halts the rehearsal or production process and can kill the momentum. Actors must constantly study to improve themselves and their craft. It's not a job for the timid or anyone who lacks confidence.