By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 26, 2010
One of the greatest things about voice acting and being a voice actor is that it doesn't matter what you look like.
Voice actors go about their daily lives without being recognized, scrutinized and have the luxury of selective fame.
Isn't it great to work in a medium where it doesn't matter if you've got make up on, how old you are or whether you're short or tall?
Join with me now and explore the many freedoms voice actors have in today's VOX Daily.
If you're in business as a voice over professional, you don't have to worry about changing how you look to book a role or fitting a certain physical description to be considered. This realization can be very liberating and is one of the benefits of working behind the mic and not in front of the camera.
The demands of Hollywood only reach so far where a voice actor is concerned, and in the words of Canadian veteran animation voice actress and instructor, Stevie Vallance, voice over "sure beats plastic surgery!"
In voice acting, you'll find that the physical has next to nothing to do with it!
I'm sure you can think of more reasons than the following, but I thought I'd get us started and share five of my own ideas.
à¹ Physical appearance matters very little
à¹ Your roles can be as versatile as your voice
à¹ Voice actors fuel animation
à¹ Characters can live on for generations
à¹ More opportunities for work in general
I'm looking forward to hearing about your thoughts!
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