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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheatre & Acting · 1 month ago

Are working-class actors discriminated against over middle-class ones?

3 Answers

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Hardly anyone is 'discriminated' against due to 'class' any more.

    Class is barely noticed.

    Family income, their finances, that's what usually makes a difference.  Getting many years of top-class training, travelling to auditions, hotel and meals out, headshots, showreels, etc, they all cost a lot of money.  

    For example, in the UK a three-year course at a top drama school costs over £30k.  And on top of that, a student will have to pay for rent in central London and all the bills that go with it.  Also, before drama school (at the age of 18 to 21) an aspiring actor will need many years of acting classes which all cost.

    Staying in the acting business is also really tough unless you and/or your family have a lot of spare money.   Most actors have to work very long hours at an 'ordinary' job their entire lives, just to afford to live.

    It's far easier if your parents can give you all the money you need and you can devote all your time to acting!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What do you think is the difference between a “working class actor” and a “middle class actor”?

    An actor’s resume doesn’t list “working class” or “middle class”.  Casting directors or agents don’t ask what economic class someone is when they audition.  So I don’t know why you think there would be discrimination.

  • 1 month ago

    What, do you live in the 19th C?

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