Study senior colleagues, Yul Edochie advises emerging actors

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has advised emerging actors to study senior colleagues in the film industry.

Edochie noted that the conditions for acting can be difficult for beginners, assuring that the “hustle with wages”.

The actor gave this advice in an Instagram post on Thursday evening.

The father of five advised new actors to love the righteous b and take it seriously, adding that acting was serious business and should not be taken as a joke.

Edochie wrote: “Dear emerging actors and actresses, don’t worry, the hustle will pay off.

“The conditions may be tough in the beginning, but in the end it always pays off. Love the work. Be very serious about it.

“Acting is serious business, it’s not a joke.

“Any time you get a chance to play a part, know that you’re telling someone’s story. So you have to tell it convincingly.”

The 40-year-old further advised his junior colleagues to watch lots of movies, read books and study senior colleagues in the industry.

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“Watch a lot of movies, foreign and homemade. Read many books. Study your senior colleagues and learn from them,” Edochie advised.

He then went on to insist on the importance of acting training, assuring new actors that their breakthrough “will surely come.”

The filmmaker said: “Take training. Equip yourself with as much knowledge of the trade as possible.

“And when the part comes, act like your life depended on it. The breakthrough you seek will surely come.”

This isn’t the first time Edochie has addressed emerging actors.

In March, Edochie had complained about the attitude of some up-and-coming actors, claiming that some of them had no respect for their older colleagues.

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