My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

Just An Actor Still Trying To Act

Posted by Ruok On April - 25 - 2007

Tonight, I got asked if I was a professional actor. Many many times.

You know what, after doing this for six years, I still can’t say it plainly that I am. Cuz I’ve always defined a profession as something that one makes a living off. I’m a professional in my own right, but truth be told, I’m not making a living off acting.

Last time I checked, my acting income hardly comes close to 10% of the other stuff that I do. And even though I do the other stuff to provide a way for me to act, it still sounds weird (to me at least) to call myself one, as I know fully this is hardly a viable profession for me at this time.

I guess I would call myself a non-working actor. But the last time I did that, I had my peers telling me that I’m too humble. -_-”

The way I see it, the only solution would be for my acting to become financially viable. Then I can proudly and safely say I’m a professional actor.

And that would be birthday wish.

That I have a financially viable acting career.

3 Responses to “Just An Actor Still Trying To Act”

  1. naeboo says:

    i feel the same way about being called a writer, or even as a blogger. so weird. but then again, as long as u love what u do, u become it. doesnt matter if u;re earning money from it. as long as it feed ur soul?

    wont that be a better way to see it?

  2. naeboo says:


  3. Ruok says:

    thanks babe!

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