Think you have the temperament and business sense to survive in the entertainment industry? Take Lana’s self-evaluation quiz and see how you score.
1. Is acting the only career that will make you happy? Would you be miserable if you only pursued acting for fun?
2. Are you comfortable not knowing where your next paycheck will come from? Or realizing that it may depend on something as arbitrary as your looks or the way you deliver a line? Does security sound like death to you?
3. Can you face rejection after rejection and still retain hope? Are you happy to attend dozens—even hundreds—of auditions without getting cast? Will your belief in yourself be enough to buoy you through the hard times?