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Second Act Actors

EP 110: Neta Rose: Teacher Turned Actor

Season 1, Ep. 110

In this episode of Second Act Actors, host Janet McMordie chats with teacher turned actor, Neta Rose about their personal journey in the acting industry. They explore the challenges of starting out as actors and the pressure to conform to societal expectations. They also delve into the topic of financial insecurity and how it can impact an actor's career choices. Neta shares their experience of taking a break from acting and pursuing other careers before ultimately returning to their passion. They discuss the importance of embracing non-linearity in both personal and professional growth and the value of self-discovery in finding authenticity as an actor. In this final part of the conversation, Neta shares a humorous incident during a performance and reflects on their journey of self-discovery. They emphasize the importance of knowing oneself as an actor and finding pride in one's work.


-Financial insecurity can be a significant barrier for actors, but finding stability and financial responsibility outside of acting can alleviate some of the pressure.

-Taking a break from acting and exploring other careers can provide valuable life experiences and a broader perspective, ultimately enhancing an actor's craft.

-Scarcity mentality can hinder an actor's growth and sense of community. --Embracing abundance and recognizing the value of collaboration can lead to a more fulfilling and successful career.

-The decision to return to acting should be based on personal authenticity and readiness, rather than external pressures or timelines.

-Insecurity and self-doubt are common in the acting industry, but acknowledging and reframing these feelings can lead to personal growth and resilience.

-Non-linearity is a natural part of life and career paths. Embracing the unexpected and being open to new opportunities can lead to personal and professional fulfillment. Embrace unexpected moments and roll with them in improv performances.

-Knowing who you are as a person enhances your acting abilities.

-Self-discovery is an ongoing process that allows for personal and professional growth.

-Don't try to fit yourself into boxes; be true to who you are as an actor.

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