How Aging Affects Your Acting Career?
Los Angeles plastic surgeons reveal that their most requested procedure is facelifts. People think facelifts are the key to maintaining the perfect youthful look forever. Of course, everyone strives for Hollywood success, even the headshot photographers in Los Angeles. But, part of that perfection is honesty. Honesty is always of the utmost valued highly in this industry. You must always be authentic; it is almost vital. If you start building a web of lies and appearances early in your career, you will surely not make it. So, do not be afraid to show your age in your headshots and roles. Everyone knows people age and that it is a natural process of life. A few wrinkles will definitely not make your prospects any smaller. Agents that I know always tell me that they’re looking to cast people of all ages.
Think of Meryl Streep. She was 31 when she won her first Oscar as best supporting actress for Kramer vs. Kramer. She continued to age naturally, but that never stopped her as she continued to get nomination after nomination. She won the best lead actress for The Iron Lady at the age of 62. Meryl Streep has never tried to conceal her natural aging process and has become even more loved just for that. She still gets nominated for awards even in her 70s, and her wrinkles haven’t cost her any roles.
And she is not the only example; just look at Betty White. Helen Mirren, who is also a beloved actress in her 70s, never tries to hide her age. When someone asked her about modifying her looks once she said: “It’s ridiculous to pretend we can stay young forever.” If you love what you do and you are good at it, people will feel it from beyond the screen, and your aging won’t matter.
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