What Scares US About Acting ?

The Working Actor Show

01-05-2023 • 29 mins

Georgie and Pierce lift the veil on their deepest and darkest fears in the acting profession. Often people don’t like to discuss their worries about the job for fear that it will make them less desirable to hire, but as in all professions, everyone has nerve-wracking areas that they find a challenge. Listen to Georgie and Pierce’s worries and their tips on how to battle a bugbear.


  • The more time you spend outside your comfort zone the better.
  • Fear is inevitable, it’s how you deal with that fear that moves you forward.
  • It is important to know the difference between something that is scaring you and something that is scaring you for the right reason.
  • Fear of judgement can be a common fear in acting but for the most part, acting is fairly free of judgemental people.
  • Some of the best scenes have been accomplished through mishaps and mistakes.


‘Personally, I find if I’m a bit nervous about whether I can do something it’s a sign for me that I should be doing it.’-Georgie

‘If it’s too scary, if it’s too much it’s ok to walk away from, there’s no shame in that, but recognise all the things you’re going to miss out on if you do.’-Georgie

‘My fears, in an acting sense, mostly revolve around fear of failure I’d say and, to be fair, I think this is the case for quite a lot of things outside of acting as well.’-Pierce

‘Acting is about making mistakes and it’s about getting a little bit messy and I always like to think of it as like a toddler at nursery and you’re slapping your hands in bits of paint and chucking it on a canvas.’-Georgie







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.


Email: Contact@actorswarehouse.co.uk

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