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Dear Dish-It: I Wanna Be A Star!

Dear Dish-it,

I’ve wanted to be on TV before I even knew what that meant. I’m a really good actor, but these days it seems like it’s a one-in-a-million chance. How do I get famous?

WannabeStar

Dear WS,

Just having the goal in your mind means you’re on your way to achieving your dreams! While becoming an actor or actress takes a lot of talent and hard work, simply believing in yourself can be the first step to achieving your goal. While there aren’t any guarantees (especially when it comes to reaching celeb status), there are some other things you can do to get on the road to possible stardom…

Passionate, or just plain starstruck?

Becoming FamousSerious or Starstruck

My first recommendation is to stop thinking of it as stardom (being famous just for the sake of being famous) and start thinking of it as your passion. Some kids are passionate about animals, and dream of becoming a vet. Others are passionate about fashion, and aspire to become clothing designers. If those kids didn’t feel passion for animals or fashion, there’d be no point in them wanting to get those careers. So, if acting is truly your passion, and you’re willing to work hard to make sure you get to act for a living, then by all means go for it! But if it’s just being a big star that’s motivating you, that might be the wrong reason to become an actor.

Get schooled

Becoming FamousGet Some Practice In

OK, so if you’ve decided that you REALLY wanna be an actor (and not just a celebrity), the next thing to do is to start a) getting some training by signing up for acting lessons or coaching, or even just joining the drama club at school and b) getting some practice by actually trying out for roles in local productions. You can audition for the school play, a stage show being put on by a theatre group in your community or even a talent competition. You may even want to try out for some commercials! Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to get more practice in and experience under your belt!

You on YouTube

Becoming FamousShow Off On YouTube

These days, it’s easier than ever to try and get people to notice your talent, thanks to websites like YouTube that let you upload videos of yourself doing what you love … lots of celebrities have become famous thanks to their YouTube posts. So think of a creative idea and start putting your talent out there! Our article about How to Get Famous on YouTube can help!

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First: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T KILL YOUSELF! When you get past this you'll be glad. Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you should first find someone, anyone, even if you don't trust them, if there're your parents talk to them about it. I bet a bunch of people have already told you this but there're right. Before you walk up to them, write down what you're going to say and then think of a few questions they might ask and write down the answers to them. Remember to tell them that it might take you a minute to think of an answer. Before you answer, think of the exact words you will say  before you say anything, and think in your mind about it. Think about wether it is a lie or not before you say it. If it gets out of you mouth before you realize it is a lie, don't be afraid to say so and just say the truth. Also, just try to find something you like to do that will take your mind off everything. If you really can't think of anything, try just practicing saying your feelings to yourself, or a pillow or something.  Hope this helps!
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