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I always assumed (and not necessarily based on any evidence) that I knew better than everyone else. If actors think of ourselves as being in business and selling a product (ourselves being that product), then I was providing lousy customer service. I was providing the kind of arrogant customer service that prevented me from hearing critique, learning, and improving.
I think the most important job for an actor, or for any artist, is to discover and share the truth. An actor’s ability to not only entertain but to reflect the innermost truths of humanity, to share with audiences, through character and storytelling, that which connects us all and enlightens us to the human condition, is extremely valuable.