The people who matter in the industry rate actors as either wannabe’s, unknown actors, known actors, stars, super stars, or mega stars.
Dreamers aren’t classified as wannabe’s: wannabe’s are acting students, aspiring actors hoping to eventually move into regular paid work.
Unknown actors are either struggling or making just enough money to move forward. They are faces you recognise but can’t put a name to.
Known actors have a good profile and recognition factor.
Stars, are well… stars.
Super Stars are internationally renowned actors.
And mega stars are a galaxy unto themselves.
So what is your current position on the slippery totem pole of success?
If you are one of the few mega stars then you are determined to hang on to your hard earned status and are highly selective when considering new projects – which at this ultimate level of success and recognition are numerous.
If you are a super star then you are pretty much occupying the same head space as a mega star.
If you are a star, then your aim is to become a super star; and then hopefully through the right exposure eventually gain mega star status.
If you are a known actor then you are making a living doing what you love and are either happy to continue at this level or have aspirations of moving toward stardom.
Unknown actors obviously want to become known actors and are usually working hard to achieve a higher profile.
Wannabe’s are at the bottom of the totem pole and the best advice for all wannabe’s is to continue studying the craft of acting, preferably screen acting technique and performance, for we’re not talking theatre here, but big and small screen success.