A number of children are increasingly joining child modelling agencies in order to bolster their chances of making it as an actor. For anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in acting, the basics of it are doing some accredited examinations and a portfolio of starring roles in as many plays as possible. However nowadays a number of children are also turning to modelling in order to improve their chances of making it as a successful actor.
If you look at a lot of Hollywood actors, a lot of them will have had a past in child modelling. Emma Watson is one of the best examples from the UK. From a young age, Emma was involved with child modelling agencies where she achieved moderate success, before moving onto a big career in acting. Modelling can be done around other commitments making it the perfect way for children to supplement their acting and, crucially, to earn some money. This article will look at exactly why modelling can help promising actors to help fulfill their potential and why so many actors turn to modelling to help them succeed.
It is all well and good performing in as many school plays as possible and doing acting examinations and studying the theory, but none of this really prepares young actors for the reality of acting in front of a camera. Acting in plays in front of a stage is very good practise but the techniques to stand out in front of an audience are different to those required to stand out in front of a camera. This is one reason why modelling helps to prepare young stars for the realities of acting in front of a camera. By getting practise in shooting in front of cameras, these children are one step ahead of the game. Many child modelling agencies can then be asked to give recommendations on how the child performed in front of the camera and this could help them to get a modelling job.
On top of this, modelling also helps these young stars to get accustomed to being on a set. Preparing lines is one thing, but having a director order you around and telling you what to do is another, and is a reality which takes some getting used to. After a while of being on set, children will get used to the demands placed on them by the child modelling agencies and the set directors and this is sure to come in use if they have success as a actor or actress.
Modelling also helps give children experience of acting in the company of people who are often over twice or three times their age. In school plays, your co-actors are all the same age as you. But in a play or a film, for example, you will need to interact with people of all ages. Modelling helps to ease children into this and to allow them to interact with people who are trying to help them be successful.
Many actors and actresses started out as models as it is notorious for helping to improve the standard of acting and how to behave whilst on set. Modelling is not too dissimilar to acting and the demands placed on children by child modelling agencies are similar to those placed on actors and actresses. For children who have acting aspirations, have a think about modelling as it could be the difference between success and failure.
Source by Ellie Sayers