Robert Pattinson’s film career was dealt a major blow in 2020 when he was bitten by a venomous snake on the set of the film, ‘The Loved One’. Fortunately, the worst was over as he healed quickly thanks to his excellent medical team. Although he was not able to work, his manager, Bill Malkin, turned the tables around and found the actor a new contract with a major Hollywood studio. In light of this, it is a good idea for aspiring actors to seek representation from an experienced agency. Here are some of the best tips.
Pattinson is reportedly comfortable taking on various roles and will even turn down offers if he feels that they are not right for him. Your agent will certainly require you to be equally versatile and open to new possibilities, as it is unlikely that they will be able to offer you just one role. Being able to play various characters is an excellent way to expand your acting portfolio and gain experience, which may eventually lead to more job opportunities.
To play an agent, you will need to convincingly act and speak like an agent. To achieve this, do your research online and find as many ‘agent’ websites as you can. Also, find blogs written by real agents and read them regularly. Learning from the pros is the key to moving up in the world of acting.
Look For Tutors
If you are fortunate enough to live in America, you have access to millions of dollars worth of free online learning resources, courtesy of your local library. Take advantage of this and sign up for a course with an agency that specializes in professional development. The tutor will be able to give you some tips on how to act like an agent and get you ready for your first professional audition.
Pattinson is a Member of the English Institute of Acting, the prestigious theatrical academy in London. If you are American, you can become a Member of the American Society of Agents, which will benefit you in all aspects of your career, not just as an actor. Enrolling in a class or joining a society will help you to network and find new employment opportunities. It also shows that you are serious about your craft and are dedicated to continuing your education.
Follow The Golden Rule
Pattinson has spoken in the past of his respect for acting coaches and tutors and how they have helped him to improve on set and in front of the camera. This is probably because they have only ever treated him with respect as well. The best way to get good results is to act ethically and honestly, while also being skilled and knowledgeable. If you want to work with him, you will need to conduct yourself in an equally professional manner.
As we’ve established, the film industry can be a tough one to break into. However, being well-connected and having professional support networks is the key to successfully changing careers. If you have a dream of being an actor one day, but fear of failure keeps you from taking the leap, seek out an acting coach or mentor. With the right guidance and plenty of support, you may be able to reach your goals sooner than you think.