Is it unrealistic to want to try out acting if your extremely shy and self conscious?
Most actors and performers are in the same boat.
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of stories of well-known celebrities, actors, singers that have gone on to perform but always suffer from nerves.
Here’s what will happen - you may have the shyness and self-consciousness, but you will be able to use the character that you are playing to cover up that shyness - in other words, it will act as a placebo - while you are acting, you are there putting the mask on and the shyness and self-conscious will go
Of course when done the shyness and self-consciousness will come back (and this can be eliminated to never return) but for now, ask yourself one question -
If I wasn’t shy and self-conscious would I still want to act?
Until next time,