Is Acting a Career or a Lifestyle ?

The Working Actor Show

17-04-2023 • 22 mins

Pierce and Georgie discuss if acting is a career, lifestyle or, possibly, both. There may be no definitive answer but listen in to find out if a life in acting can mean a change in lifestyle whether you are supplementing already varied passions with acting as just one of many interests or embracing it as a full-time job.


  • There is a lot of stigma around choosing acting as a career but it is sustainable as long as you know how to take the steps to turn it from a passion into a profession.
  • There is pressure on holidays and other commitments in life as you may need to prioritise work availability.
  • You must set firm boundaries and ensure you do not burn yourself out by accepting every single job that comes your way.
  • Practice gratitude to break your scarcity mindset.
  • Where you live is not as big a restriction on your career as you think.


‘There’s so much stigma about pursuing acting as a career. It’s often made out to feel like it’s not a real job or it doesn’t have value for some unknown reason.’-Pierce

‘It’s really important to remember that just because you are getting opportunities and people are helping you to get those opportunities, it’s good to be grateful but it doesn’t mean you have to bend over backwards and do things you don’t want to do.”-Georgie

‘It just goes to show that no matter where you live chances are that if you do take the decision to move to London, Manchester, Birmingham, wherever your closest media hub is, if you are a new actor chances are you’re going to end up working outside of those places anyway.’-Pierce



Georgie King and Pierce Connelly are a couple and business partners with experience in TV, film and theatre. Co-founders of The Acting Warehouse, an organisation dedicated to helping you achieve turning your passion for acting into a full-time career, they are here to guide you to get out there, find opportunities and land roles.



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