I'm just tossing this out there coz it really bothers me! The sheer shaming we get in the biz as actors! WTF? Why do people in the biz shame us actors and WHY do we tolerate it? This goes from agents, casting directors, directors, producers and even co-stars!
Something "horrible" happened to one of my creative pals recently that made me really think about the"creative shaming" that goes on in this biz and how much of it I've endured and have kept silent about. She was on a reality TV show where the celebrity judges completely dismissed her work and talent and she didn't feel the power to tell them to "go to hell" but stood there and took the humiliation. It made me think about the agent who dropped me after I had booked out with her coz she got me a last minute TV audition…the time I went to a "coach" for help on a part and he stopped me every 5 seconds to criticize me until I left in tears (and paid the Dbag $160)…the Casting Director who kept giving ME notes about a cue that I missed coz the other actor would never give me the correct cue line. These are just 3 examples of a string of insults and slurs I've withstood.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
Why don't we stand up for ourselves as actors? Why do we feel we must endure the "shaming" that goes on as "The Biz"?