SPECIAL!The Universe! With Matt and Liz: "How To Make It As An Actor" by Matt & Liz published on 2013/06/03 01:13:42 +0000 Matt and Liz return with a very SPECIAL episode of The Universe! Listen and learn the tips and tricks YOU need to make it as an actor, just like Matt and Liz did! If you can't write/severed your limbs for a role, here's the list below: 51 Tips On How To Make It As An Actor By Matt and Liz 1. Give up 2. Take the money and run 3. Never look back 4. Sever all ties 5. Sever your arms and legs (if the part calls for it) 6. Take your time 7. Don’t ask why 8. Make sure no one’s looking 9. It’s over there 10. Follow your heart because your heart is following your gut which is following your mind which has it’s eyes on the prize 11. Speak up 12. Choose an accent and STICK WITH IT 13. Take a breather. You’ve earned it! 14. Collect coins AND make collect calls 15. Write your own ending 16. Go a year without 17. Blindfold the competition (they won’t see it coming) 18. Stick it to the man (he won’t see it coming) 19. If a 60-year-old man offers to buy you clothes & plastic surgery- take it! It’s the 70’s! 20. When the sun goes down, stay above ground 21. Turn your friends into enemies, you’ll keep them closer 22. If you can’t stand the heat- get out of the valley! What are ya, nuts? It’s a heart wave! 23. Carry a lil spritzer in your pocket – you never know when you’ll need it 24. When the day comes, do what you have to do… 25. Call your parents to check in on a regular basis. But call them by their first names! You’re an actor, not a slave to their system! 26. Always trust the system. IT’S A SYSTEM, MAN. IT’S SURE FIRE. 27. The system is on fire! Put it out! 28. If the shoe fits, give the other one a shot. You’ll see. 29. Everyone loves bed & breakfast. Surprise your favorite celeb with a “meals on wheels” surprise! He’ll get it! You’re both actors, for goodness sake. 30. Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE. IN THE ROOM: 31. Close the door behind you. DON’T LET THE CAT OUT. HE’S AN INDOOR CAT. 32. Don’t mention it. 33. Tell them who sent ya. 34. Now is NOT the time. 35. When they tell ya to slate… do it! 36. Be sure to wink and nod constantly. It’s actor code for, “I get what’s goin’ on here.” 37. Most screenplays are written sarcastically. Be sure to read them that way. 38. You did it right the first time. If they ask you to do it again, spit! How insulting! 39. If you forget your lines, freestyle! Break out your best dance moves. No one can resist THAT kind of confidence. 40. Most importantly: never, I mean NEVER take off your sunglasses. Let your mouth do the talking. YOU BOOKED IT! 41. Arrive on set AT LEAST 6 hours before your call time. Pretend to be crew. 42. Always heighten the stakes. THIS IS ALL YOU GOT! 43. Bring your own director’s chair. 44. If a co-star is slacking BRING IT UP! This is YOUR movie! 45. Pick up some crew-work on the side. Make a little extra cash. After all, you got 3 mouths to feed: me, myself & I. 46. Bring a pencil. You’ll need something to chew on, you’re teeth are just coming in! 47. Always text on set. It’s a great way to keep your fingers busy. 48. Wear your boa at all times. 49. The people you meet on your way up are the same people you’ll see on your way down. Take the stairs. Avoid eye contact. 50. Hold on to your hat, you’re shooting in Chicago today! 51. When accepting your award, take it and GO. Don’t waste your breath.