Prince David Osei, the Ghanaian actor, has voiced his dissatisfaction with the way most people regard acting as a career for individuals who have nothing better to do with their life or for school dropouts.
Prince David Osei remarked in an interview with Dr. Cann on Happy FM that the career’s stature and value have been diminished by many since it is being advised for those who are untrained in other fields and school dropouts.
“The terrible thing is that most people assume acting is a career for school dropouts or those who don’t have anything to do,” he bemoaned.
“Acting is a serious profession that we’re doing, and it’s opened a lot of doors for us worldwide and globally, and it’s let us meet individuals we would never have met on a regular day,” he continued.
He gets humiliated when those who wish to pursue a career have no educational or training background, and he believes the profession should be treated as seriously as any other profession.
“I consider it an insult when individuals come in and claim they want to act but don’t have any educational background or aren’t trained for what they say they want to do.” “Acting is like any other job, such as being a doctor or a lawyer,” he explained.
To become an actor, he claims, one must master particular skills and techniques. As a consequence, no matter how much one believes in themselves, they must receive training and cannot just feel they possess specific qualities that qualify them to be an actor.
“You need the training, you need to go through the procedure, and you need to treat it as if it were a job that required you to go to the office every morning,” he said.