I'm really good at auditioning
if the character I'm playing
is supposed to be a
Being an actor requires EXPOSING YOURSELF "to a certain degree" ... allowing fears & emotions deep inside your personal space to be used & seen.
It can also mean feeling uncomfortable at times if you're expected to do things you'd NEVER want to do in real life!
I've been cast as characters who DIE in several films ... probably because I look good DEAD. And, after kicking the bucket, it always seems strange to hear the director say, "Action". Shouldn't it be, "Inaction"?
Another actor friend of mine who played a hospital patient going into surgery said he didn't like hearing his director say, "Cut".
Some have suggested that people become actors for the same reason they like extreme sports. Both have similar challenges that test one's vulnerability.
After jumping out of airplanes for a few years I discovered an adrenaline rush can also be found as an actor ... with less chance of being KILLED.
But, the ACTING challenge (for me anyway) is getting out of my own way ... giving up control to the CHARACTER so he can jump inside and become alive.
It's fun, though, when he CUSSES a lot. I don't know why, but for some reason it feels good to say "#>%!" and "≠?¤#$" in front of a lot of people - and not get in trouble for it.