Have you ever dated an actor?

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    Jan 14, 2013 1:50 AM GMT
    During my first semester of college, I noticed that guys seemed to have pre-conceived notions about acting majors and others that live for the theatre.

    Are we that bad? LOL

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    Jan 14, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Is it cuz they can lie convincingly enough that you'd never know it?
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    I dated a professional actor for nearly 2 years, who's appeared in films, TV & stage, even lived with him for a time. In fact, I appeared in a stage production of Our Town with him, since I have a theatre degree myself.

    It was fun in many ways or I wouldn't have been with him for so long. But that actor's ego! Arrrggghhhhh!!!

    He'd go ballistic if he saw attention turning to me in a social situation, that took the spotlight off him for a moment. I was supposed to play the wallflower at any function we attended together; all focus had to be on him the whole time.

    I'm not really not that big of an attention whore, but at least a little recognition would have been nice, a little chance to have something to say. He wouldn't permit it, and would break up any situation where people were listening to me, and not paying undivided attention to him.

    He wasn't much of a drama king, though, he just had to be "on" 24/7, all eyes upon him. We broke up for other reasons, not that, because I figured he needed that constant affirmation in order to be the actor he was, which didn't bother me too much most of the time. Whereas always being front & center on stage like him didn't interest me, we weren't competitors, at least in my own mind. I was happy to stay in the wings and pursue other interests, and let him have his spotlight.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    Yes. And so many of them turned into designers and/or musicians. And so many of them were on soaps.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    If I had a chance, I would date an actor. But after thinking about it, I don't know if I can handle all that drama!
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 14, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    No, Never. I don't see why I wouldn't though.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO said
    I'm not really not that big of an attention whore

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    Seems to me you're the attention whore, my dear, always interrupting anything I post here, yet with nothing of substance to contribute yourself. Very much like my ex-BF actor in that regard, just like I described it above.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO saidI'm not really not that big of an attention whore
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    LMFAO DEAD
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO said

    I'm not really not that big of an attention whore


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    Why do you keep posting your self portrait? Granted the lighting and pose are delightful, but the subject of the photograph is quite dreadful.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    I've never dated an actor but I've known exactly two. They had the following things in common:

    1) Constant need for attention/validation.
    2) Couldn't act worth a shit.
    3) Criticized their more talented peers relentlessly.
    4) Were great fun to talk to and proved to be good friends.





  • Timbales

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    Jan 14, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    I dated a drama major once.

    Didn't make that mistake again.
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    Jan 14, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI dated a professional actor for nearly 2 years, who's appeared in films, TV & stage, even lived with him for a time. In fact, I appeared in a stage production of Our Town with him, since I have a theatre degree myself.

    It was fun in many ways or I wouldn't have been with him for so long. But that actor's ego! Arrrggghhhhh!!!

    He'd go ballistic if he saw attention turning to me in a social situation, that took the spotlight off him for a moment. I was supposed to play the wallflower at any function we attended together; all focus had to be on him the whole time.

    I'm not really not that big of an attention whore, but at least a little recognition would have been nice, a little chance to have something to say. He wouldn't permit it, and would break up any situation where people were listening to me, and not paying undivided attention to him.

    He wasn't much of a drama king, though, he just had to be "on" 24/7, all eyes upon him. We broke up for other reasons, not that, because I figured he needed that constant affirmation in order to be the actor he was, which didn't bother me too much most of the time. Whereas always being front & center on stage like him didn't interest me, we weren't competitors, at least in my own mind. I was happy to stay in the wings and pursue other interests, and let him have his spotlight.


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  • rnch

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    Jan 14, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said

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    Jan 14, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI dated a drama major once.

    Didn't make that mistake again.
    You dated a drag queen?
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    Jan 14, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    It seems like actors are either always "on" or they're just incredibly dull like the rest of us in real life. Not that I've met many actors, but of the ones I've met (dated one), it seems like there aren't that many in between. icon_confused.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 14, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Timbales saidI dated a drama major once.

    Didn't make that mistake again.
    You dated a drag queen?



    no, his name was Gary and seemed to live his life like it was one big improv - ie he lied all the time.
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Yes, but not a good one.
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    Jan 14, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    Had a date with a guy who worked on Broadway as something or other behind the scenes. I don't blame theater for his issues, or mine.
  • calibro

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    Jan 14, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    meryl streep was a drama major... the rest of ya'll are just wannabes.
  • Kel_

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    Jan 14, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    Dated, no, slept with, ye icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 14, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI dated a professional actor for nearly 2 years, who's appeared in films, TV & stage, even lived with him for a time. In fact, I appeared in a stage production of Our Town with him, since I have a theatre degree myself.

    It was fun in many ways or I wouldn't have been with him for so long. But that actor's ego! Arrrggghhhhh!!!

    He'd go ballistic if he saw attention turning to me in a social situation, that took the spotlight off him for a moment. I was supposed to play the wallflower at any function we attended together; all focus had to be on him the whole time.

    I'm not really not that big of an attention whore, but at least a little recognition would have been nice, a little chance to have something to say. He wouldn't permit it, and would break up any situation where people were listening to me, and not paying undivided attention to him.

    He wasn't much of a drama king, though, he just had to be "on" 24/7, all eyes upon him. We broke up for other reasons, not that, because I figured he needed that constant affirmation in order to be the actor he was, which didn't bother me too much most of the time. Whereas always being front & center on stage like him didn't interest me, we weren't competitors, at least in my own mind. I was happy to stay in the wings and pursue other interests, and let him have his spotlight.


    I'm not sure if that's an "actor's ego" so much as just a huge, over-inflated ego in general. I was a film major for a while (and still consider it a viable career) but most of the people I met were nice and chill and, most importantly, just as weird as I was. Sounds to me like this "actor's ego" you refer to is just another stereotype, like feminine gay men icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 14, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Acted in High School, dated one in Collage would never do it again burnt me out on both.. same thing for Gemini.
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    Jan 14, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    The first guy I dated was an actor, a dang good one at it. We had an on and off relationship. But he left for NYC and the distance killed us. But he was really chill and funny. Definitely not a drama king. I act too and definitely not into drama off the stage. Life is too short for that rubbish.
  • markymark3066

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    Jan 14, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    No but I um err entertained one of the cast of Project Runway Season 6 in his hotel room. Does that count? icon_twisted.gif
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 14, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    DON'T GET ME STARTED ON ACTOR TYPES....



    Learned that lesson long ago. Won't go back.


    Learn it about Americans also, wont do that again either.icon_lol.gif