In the life of an actor, balance is everything. In particular, the balance between our financial stability and our passion projects must be taken care of if we wish to have long and sustainable careers. An actor’s lifestyle can take many forms. When it comes to supporting themselves between acting work, many actors will work a number of different jobs, often with unorthodox arrangements or working hours to keep themselves flexible and available for auditions which arise with short notice. Some actors, however, prefer to commit to a full time position for the financial security and stable structure it provides. Working full time whilst pursuing a career as an actor can be incredibly challenging, but is essential for some of us, so today we’ll be exploring some of the obstacles we face when working full time and some strategies to overcome them.
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