10 Experiences Actors Have (That May Baffle Non-Actors)

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

November 10, 2016

Having to kiss someone passionately —

 — while not being in a relationship with them.

Needing to have other people dress you —

— because you don’t have time to dress yourself.

Undressing in front of a room full of people —

— who aren’t your significant other.

Engaging in a violent physical fight —

— and never actually getting injured.

Having to say “thank you” when the lights go out —

— because you’ll get scolded if you don’t.

Having blood in your mouth —

— that tastes like peppermint or vanilla.

Having a love/hate relationship with someone every night —

— because you’re actors, duh.

Talking to yourself repeatedly in your room or your car —

— and not being completely crazy.

Being able to memorize pages and pages of text —

— only to remember them years later after the show has closed.

Ashleigh Gardner received her AA in Theatre/Drama/Dramatic Arts from Valencia College and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Masters Degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. She is a playwright, an actor, and PerformerStuff.com’s Editor. 
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