Most actors get nervous. It’s not just you. So relax.
It’s really all about your degree of nervousness. Whether you get slight anxiety, or the deer-in-headlights, what’s-my-middle-name, I’m-completely-paralyzed kind of fear, nerves of any sort can stifle your relaxation—which is essential for creativity and spontaneity.
So, how do you avoid it? Here’s the truth. The more you try to avoid it, the more you concentrate on it and play into it.
Know this. It’s not going away. You’re human, and your mind and body will absorb stimulus in its own way, regardless. You are a human machine that absorbs and reacts to situations.