Most people reckon acting is one of the easiest and funnest jobs in the world. They would usually be correct. It certainly is fun, and easy if you have the talent. However almost nobody has any idea the type of commitment acting carries.
When you're filming a movie, the time involved is huge. It can take 3-4 months of shooting to film every scene needed; this is usually more scenes than are actually in the movie, to give the editor(s) and other crew members more to work with. Scenes will be shot every day, occasionally the main actors will get a couple of days off, excluding the weekend (which they 80% of the time get as default). Sometimes, during busy scenes, each day of shooting can last from as early as 9am to as late as 8 or 9pm, if night scenes are required to be shot on the same day.
That is a massive commitment for any actor. Every day you come back to where you are staying (usually a hotel) and are utterly exhausted. I doubt there are many other jobs that "fulfill" you in this way. And if you are a popular actor (yes, such as myself!) you can expect to shoot up to 2 and a half different films over the course of a year. As I have said, the times involved are huge.
But obviously, the payoff is huge as well. Most actors for films get paid quite a substantial amount of money. I am by no means a Hollywood regular (think George Clooney etc) however I certainly earn enough to survive! It can often be difficult to juggle between work and your personal life - they sometimes merge into one. Luckily I definitely have enough time to relax in front of my Xbox on most days (or even practice a few moves).
So yeah, all in all, acting is by no means "easy" per se. But if you really get into it, it is the greatest career anyone can hope to have. Once you gain experience and get over the first couple of months of feeling awkward, it becomes unbelievably fun, especially if you get to know the people you are working with. After just a few weeks, we are all a family, because we spend so much time with each other, and become good friends. I wouldn't give acting up for anything else in the world, I love it too much.
Thanks for reading and staying with my blog, I hope I can continue to entertain, both here and in my films, and I will see you later!