To be an actor, be teachable…be bendable. When you are teachable and bendable, that means you can follow directions. Remember, while on set, you’ll be given directions by the Director, and the Producer. But, if you cannot follow directions, you are in the wrong industry, and therefore, shouldn’t be an actor.
To not be a mediocre actor, be open to learn, and then, learn.
When you understand your character, you’ll become that character.
To be an actor, no, an exceptional actor; be artistic, be coachable, think outside the box, be bendable/humble, be focused, be determined…be that character. And then, to be or not to be wouldn’t be matter, for you already are…an exceptional actor.
~ Nkem DenChukwu