There are two actors, and no difference in talent, skill, or experience between them. Both actors equally as attractive and both have charisma to spare. They’re provided with equal opportunities throughout their careers. One will make it, one will not. Why? Some might say luck, I would say DISCIPLINE. If you want to ensure success in the entertainment industry you’ve got to be “The Disciplined Actor”.
Preparation is an important part of being able to deliver a great performance.
Flubbing a line is unavoidable, breaking a take is a choice, and needs to be avoided.
If you’re not using it, you’re losing it. You won’t be competitive in auditions if you’re not constantly working.
Actors need to be proactive in their careers. If auditions and paid gigs aren’t keeping you busy, you should be producing your own material. Create things!
There are actors who only get new headshots and update their reels and profiles upon request. Maybe it’s time to have even higher expectations than your representation does for you.
It is inexcusable.
It’s a choice, not a personality trait.
You are responsible for your career, nobody else.