How do I tell my friend she's not a good actor or singer?

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  • How do I tell my friend she's not a good actor or singer?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 15:23
This is a tough one. No one likes to hear that they aren't talented when it comes to something they love. Unfortunately, singing is something that takes a lot of natural talent, and your friend might not be improving for reasons that are beyond her control. If she asks you upfront whether you think she's good, feel free to tell the truth. If she doesn't ask, perhaps you could drop helpful hints. Tell her that she was a little flat on her audition piece for example. That should help her to realize that her performances are not flawless and a bit more work wouldn't hurt. I wish you luck.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 00:50
Why do you need to say anything to her? If she wants to be an actress, then you should encourage her to do better and to try her hardest and spend more time on it. You shouldn't knock her down, there's plenty of people in the industry who knock new people down just for kicks, you shouldn't be one of them as you're her friend and should support her and build up her confidence.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 13:21
write her a letter. (have u ever watched awkward if u have youll know itll maybe hurt her but help her in the ways that she needs help) do what jennas mom did write her an anonymous letter and put it somewhere
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 21:17
It would be a kindness to let her know what things she might need to work on her acting and singing a bit more. However, it's interesting that you mentioned "Asperger's". That's a mild form of autism. Many people with Asperger's can be highly intelligent, even enormously talented, but they may have a great deal of difficulty in social situations and picking up on verbal or nonverbal cues that people may be reacting in a negative way to what they are doing. She really can't help it. It would be like yelling at a blind person that if they just TRIED harder, they could see. There are behaviour modification therapies and things that can help a person with Asperger's be more comfortable in social situations but the best thing you can do is be a good friend. Even if you tell her flat out (and sometimes you have to be almost cruelly blunt to someone with autism)--she still may not believe you or really get what you're trying to tell her. By the way, former Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle went public with her recent diagnosis that she has Asperger's Syndrome (which explains a lot of things such as a meltdown shortly after her appearance on the show).

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