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What is Acting anyway?

A friend of mine asked me the other day if an actor could really call him or herself an actor if they don’t act professionally. Their example was musicians. Specifically that someone who didn’t support him or herself by playing music wouldn’t call themself a musician. My friend thought it very strange that actors can be primarily occupied by a day job that has nothing to do with acting yet they can call themselves actors. I was immediately offended; though I tried to cover as best I could. But their question was a good one and it got me thinking: Perhaps my offence has more to do with my insecurities…and what does calling oneself an actor mean anyway? First let me say there are people

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