Leave me alone!!!

  • Prue Edwards

    Actor

    I have been pretty fed up these past couple of days, so I fancied a good moan!! This isn't really related to acting but, do any of you CCP guys get people telling what you should be doing!

    Making suggestions about what you could do or should do. Just cos it suits them.

    I would never dream of telling people what to do with lives, ever! I just hate being lectured!!! Grrrrr!! Don't get me wrong, as you will know from my past postings, I welcome advice and am always asking questions. But why do the masses think know whats best for you.

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Think of it as this, Prudence. They do not have a clue what you do, think or are capable of. That frightens them because you could have a more interesting life than them. To that end they must try to block you into a lump of people that 'need advice' or 'need someone to straighten them out'.

    They should be listened to only from the point of 'idiot research' in case you ever have to play an idiot in the future.

    • 15th Apr 2008
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    Errr, or alternatively, they could just have your best interests at heart - I'm always being told how much money I could now be earning had I chosen to go into IT/Accountancy/the legal system - and its true, I could be, and sometimes I really wish I was - but its only because people can see I have a brain and could be using it to better effect than how its currently used and they hate to see me poor!

    I try and see the best in people!

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    i think i know what you mean

    when i have a long gap between work, any nonactor who i talk to- they always ask what i have been doing recently. and upon finding out that its been 5 weeks since i last did an acting job they all of a sudden become the best acting coach in the world! telling me i should write off to Corrie and i should get on "this Show" and "that show", i wanna try to write off to Steven Spielberg to get better paid work.. gah

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Jonathan Bowvey

    Actor

    Nathan.

    Isn't it funny that 'non actors' automatically assume you have failed if your not on a soap or appear as a mugging victim in the Bill!!!

    You have to be on television to be 'excepted' by these people.

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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    i know!

    so many times when i have been introduced to people as an actor and get asked what i have done, if they don't hear a big tv show they know of- I'm doing something wrong! Lol

    god forbid any actor could do an indie or short film or a tv promo or music vid promo or even a corporate video! lol

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Jonathan Bowvey

    Actor

    Yes Nathan....

    What ever happened to 'Theatre'??

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Claire Dodin

    Actor

    I understand exactly what you mean!

    Once, I was touring with this all singing/dancing show, and after one performance this audience member came to me and said:

    "You're very good, have you ever thought of doing any professional singing? I mean X factor or something..."

    euhmmm... Thanks for the advice!

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    god how patronizing Claire! lol

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  • Sheri Copeland

    Actor

    Oh I had that when I worked as a lead production singer on a cruise ship. The passengers would always be telling us we should go professional and try and get into a west end show or something! They thought we did the job in our time off school and that we didn't actually live on the ship - I ask you! They thought we arrived and left by helicopter or ship everyday - stupid people!

    This was a large P&O cruise ship too, not a ferry...

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  • Kimberley James

    Actor

    " you know what you should do, get some professional photos done, maybe black and white 10x8s, thats sure to get you some work, send it in to hollyoaks or something"

    I kid you not....

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    i used to see that a lot Sherrie where i used to work, we used to book singers and after their gig loads of customers would say similar things. lol

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Sheri Copeland

    Actor

    haha! Yes Kimblerley, I've had all that too!

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  • Fiona Cuskelly

    Actor

    A good friend of mine who recently saw me on stage for the first time "Oh my god, you're like a real actress!"

    Doh!

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    My Godmother and my aunt asked me when I was going professional when they saw me in a play. I told them I hadn't thought about it for ten years. I came out of drama school ten years before and I'd been at the RSC by then AND they'd seen me in Touch of Frost!

    Goes to show....

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • User Deleted

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    I know I hate it! I dread tellign people for the first time im just waiting for the "so is it your dream to be in Corrie" response! Not everyone in business is Alan Sugar - doesnt mean they arnt doing well for themselves or that they are unsuccessful why does your talent have to be marked against whether or not you had a bit part in the Bill???

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  • Prue Edwards

    Actor

    Thanks Guys. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hat to listen to this nonsense from all those great people out there!!!!

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Wait until you get the 'What would I have seen you in?' question.

    Once you've been through your entire CV they usually say 'No. I've not seen you in any of those!'

    I always say 'Nothing you would have seen. I only do high-brow theatre work!'

    Then at least they can either laugh or leave me alone.

    • 15th Apr 2008
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  • Prue Edwards

    Actor

    I didn't mean to write "hat" in my last

    posting!!

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  • Andrea Cobham

    Actor

    I hate it when I get introduced to people and they say 'She's trying to be an actor'(!!!!) It implies I'm giving it my all but my all isn't good enough. If only if were as simple as giving it our all eh guys? THEN I find myself explaining to people just how difficult it is and how it's not just down to talent and its about how you look and what they're looking for etc, when I suddenly realise I'm EXPLAINING myself to a stranger who is obviously taking pity on me and telling me I'll make it one day. I don't want to 'make it' I'd just like to earn my living as an actor!!! Nuff said.

    Oohhhhh I'm not sure where that came from. Went on a bit of a rant there.

    • 15th Apr 2008
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