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Tips for young actors from Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte in ‘The Kettering Incident’ (Photo: Ben King).

Celebrating 30 years in the acting profession, Alison Whyte is happy to offer advice to young or other aspiring actors.

Perhaps best known for her roles in Network 10’s Playing for Keeps, Foxtel’s The Kettering Incident and Satisfaction and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, the Vca graduate proffers these tips:

– Learn to live with rejection and remain optimistic: “It’s easy to get pessimistic if you are unemployed. Isolate one problem and know that it won’t affect the rest of your life.”

– Look after yourself mentally when you are playing roles that require grieving or other deep emotions.

– Don’t think about working overseas until you have a solid list of credits under your belt.

On the subject of mental health, in June Whyte finished performing in the Malthouse Theatre production of Nick Enright and Justin Monjo’s five-hour adaptation of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet.

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