Aimercat (aimercat) wrote,

Maybe this is why actors shouldn't date actors

When Brendan and I met, I thought we would make an awesome team of actors taking on the world like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, I have no idea what our "couple-ly" name would be... Amdan sounds pretty stupid and so does Brenmy. You'd think I'd have this figured out after 3 years of being together, but I don't. Like I have time to worry what the tabloids are going to eventually call us.

Anyway....he insanely talented and he's got a shit metric ton of acting training. On the opposite end, I don't have a ton of training, but damn can I work the hell out of social media, networking and just down right general hustling when I put my mind to it. Think of it like the song "Opportunities" by Pet Shop Boys. On paper, we should compliment each other and be freaking killing it. the plan (at least in my mind) was "Brendan coaches Amy for auditions & then she saves money by not having to pay for acting classes or coaching & Amy handles the PR, networking and the self-managing/business side of things for both parties....getting the meetings, doing the self-submissions for castings, etc"

Too bad it's not like that in reality and we FIGHT every damn single time we try to talk about acting stuff. Ok, I'll admit, i'm stubborn....I spent a LOT of money with Scott Sedita, so I don't always listen, I get defensive and i fight the free coaching I'm getting. I mention getting new head shots or putting together a demo reel and I get accused of nagging. We fight over how to prepare for roles, we fight over technique, we fight over business side of things, we fight over head shots, we fight over resume layouts. we fight over casting director workshops, we fight over who has an agent and who doesn' get the picture.

I'm starting to wonder if this is part of the reason a lot of actor-actor couples don't work out. How do you find the happy medium? Is it best to just stay out of each other's business, but then how do you that when it's such a majority of your life together?
Tags: acting, brendan, entertainment, hollywood
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