Most people go into acting either for (a) the art or (b) the celebrity. Neither type is necessarily prepared for what even a modest walk along the path will bring. As with anything of this nature, however, it’s entirely up to you how it plays out. More likely than not, you will set the tone for this very early on in your career.
You can be successful and low-key. You can be unsuccessful and splashed all over the papers. Your behavior, attitude and beliefs about the world will dictate this, not anything else. The measure of your success is predicated upon a thousand factors, but the quality of it is entirely yours.
Personally, I would suggest staying away from the tabloid-ish side of affairs. It’s a cheap world filled with double-crosses and lies. But however you end up playing it, just remember, it’s you. As the old saying goes, “By the age of 50, you get the face you deserve.”
|Edoardo Ballerini is an actor and a writer. He has appeared in over forty films and television series, including Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and the indie hit Dinner Rush. He was last seen on Theater Row in New York in “Honey Brown Eyes.”You can reach Edoardo on Facebook or Twitter.|