It is a common misconception by many that acting is something anyone can do. This idea generally comes from a lack of understanding of acting in general. Many are able to see the fun of an actor’s job of getting to pretend to be several different characters and think it is something that they can do. However, the level of vulnerability and attention to detail that an actor must possess is no easy feat. In many ways, it can be quite valuable for all people, even non-actors, to enroll in a basic acting course at one point or another in their life.
An acting course can provide a person with a better idea of what it really does take to be an actor. While they themselves will probably not master the skills needed, they will have a new understanding of the risks an actor has to take each time they perform. Furthermore, an acting class can also be a lot of fun and helpful in the workplace. Most people do not take the time to think about the way they carry themselves both physically and with the tone of their voice. A large part of acting is focused on the different ways people behave and move. Having an understanding of your default posture and movement can be great for changing or maintaining the way others see you. Michael Wiles is a casting director in Sacramento, CA, who has also worked for several years as both an actor and a musical director.