I’ve seen a lot of Hollywood RPs. My main problem with them, is character development. Even if you’re playing Ariana Grande or Dylan O’Brien, you should remember that you have a character. You might know their back story, but now it’s time for you to know how to play them. This is a little guide for how to play an actor.
Why. First, you must know why this person wants/wanted to be an actor. That’s the most important thing. If they did it because they were forced into the industry, they won’t enjoy it like most actors do. If it was their dream for so long, and now they’ve achieved it—they’d be happier than most people.
What. What is the strongest point in acting for your character. If your actor is best with comedy, they’d crack jokes all the time. If dramatic scene are their best; they’d be drama queens. What their strongest point is is up to you to decide. But stick to it.
Now, let me tell you a problem with actors; They never stop acting. Once they leave the stage or the set, they don’t really stop. In fact, some use it to protect themselves. We’re just very very good liars. For example, if your character is shy, they’d only be shy when it comes to acting. Other times, they’d act as if their not shy at all.
Most actors are very proud people. No matter what kind of person they are, funny, shy, proud, etc. They’d find a way to make you know of their achievements. Plus, they’re not afraid of showing off. Out of nowhere they’d burst in a heart clenching monologue. Just because they can.
Know, the bitter truth. Actors, well the actors I know, have all been through some deep shit. The deeper, the better they are. Now, I’m not saying all of them have a dark past… But I’m always told that good acting comes from pain.
I think that’s it. If there’s anything unclear, you know where to find me. Hope this helped.