Today is April 1st, and over 1000 bloggers have committed themselves to blogging everyday of this month (except Sundays, except today!). There is a theme of the alphabet, and today is the letter A.
My theme is career choices!
I am one of those indecisive people, who never knows what career they want, but who is happy to give anything a try. I am pretty much a career temp. I just don’t feel ready to commit to any one thing. But there are a lot of careers out there that I would like to try. So, with that in mind, the letter A is for …
Why an actor?
As a child, I used to enjoy watching Miss Marple and I aspired to be an interfering busy body when I got that old, spending retirement knitting and eavesdropping as fellow villagers popped their clogs in mysterious circumstances, and with the occasional
thrown in. Its some indication of the kind of child I was when this
was my dream. Caribbean
Why I would be good at this job.
Previous acting experience.
Plenty of time to learn how to be the best Miss Marple.
Sociable, so I know quite a few people who I could conveniently visit.
Great short term memory for learning lines.
I can knit.
I can eavesdrop.
My hair is long enough to tie into a bun.
I live near several villages.
I own a cardigan and sensible shoes.
Why I wouldn’t be good at this job.
Unfortunately, that experience I mentioned as a reason I would be good at this job is the only experience I have at acting. I was a teenager when I was in the chorus of a school play where I was a Rat. Normally at this point I might mention my small role as an Irish priest in the Hamlet musical adaptation ‘Mad if you think I am’, but due to the most hideous accent, terrible overacting and my total resentment at being manipulated by the drama teacher - I am going to glaze over it. See! That’s glazing ;) At least I have the Diva ready for when the time comes! Haha.
I might not like acting lessons, and it is a pretty long term commitment.
Is it something I should be looking at starting to learn now? Or give it a few more years? How much competition do you think there will be for 60-70 year old women, and are they likely to still be doing Miss Marple remakes? Should I be setting my sights on playing an intergalactic space gran with vampiric tendencies instead?