Today, it’s not enough to just be able to do just one thing. It’s great if you have the talent to be a great actor or model, but now people are really diversifying. You see celebrities who are actors are also doing some modeling too. They’re the face of a particular brand, on the cover of magazines, some actors are going to into Broadway and are singing and dancing for their audience, or some are going behind the camera and are becoming directors and producers.
That idea has spilled over to young hopefuls who want to break into the business. Our members are by no means, one trick ponies. They can dance, they can sing, they can model, and act. Being a triple or quadruple threat when you’re starting out makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The more things you can do, the more jobs you can audition for. No one wants to be pigeon holed into doing just one thing in everyday life, why should entertainers be expected to be?
Like everything else in life, trying different roles whether that’s actor, model, producer, director, etc. helps you know what you really love to do. Sometimes you don’t know what your talent is until you try it. Take Ben Affleck for example, he’s a great actor but now we also know that he’s a great director! Argo was a critically acclaimed movie and got many Oscar nods. Kate Hudson made a huge splash on Glee with her cameos as Cassandra July, the movie “Chicago” showed Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones could sing and dance as well as any Broadway star. Who knows, we may have the next Martin Scorsese in our midst and not even know it!