Some Tips for Acting beginners in the capital
Each of the accents mentioned above is different from one another and very specific. However, the standard accent for film and television is a Californian accent, spoken by most characters on TV and film. While some roles may require an accent, many acting jobs are looking for actors with a standard American accent. But, it begs the question – why would a casting director not be interested in hearing someone without a standard American accent? Mainly, producers do not want to change the plot of an entire TV show, movie or scene, to explain why a character with very few lines has a Southern accent. Consequently, if you cannot do a standard American accent, you are less likely to land acting jobs. Arguably, mastering a neutral Californian accent is far more critical to landing work in TV shows and movies than acting classes.