Entertain Me

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It must be a pain in the arse to be an actor; putting in your best effort on a project, and then your hard work ends up being edited beyond recognition. Of course, after being snipped and jostled about by every other hand after your part is complete, it must be your fault for the piece of utter shite that it has become.

They are expected to be friends with everyone you’ve ever worked alongside.”That’s right Karen; I spend my weekends at Will Smith’s house because I handed him a file in a movie 15 years ago. We are fucking besties, Karen. How is Bob from your work-study job in college 15 years ago?”

The other thing that blows my mind is that whole attitude that entertainers are not allowed to have thoughts or opinions of their own. How often have I heard comments like – “Actors need to stick to acting, sit down and shut up about politics and current affairs, sit there and look pretty.” Ok, Todd, you work at Office Max – if I want to hear you talk about anything but how legit Swingline staplers I’ll let you know.”

Entertainers are not allowed by the public to have a personal life, make mistakes, have feelings, desire privacy – you know you picked a public career so you can never have a down moment to yourself and family. Leaving everything open to interpretation.

The perception of who they are by the public must bring its own frustrations. Some people cannot reconcile that the actor is not the character, as well as being a complement to the talent of the actor it is dismissive of the PERSON.