Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheater & Acting · 8 years ago

Is it true that Rowan Atkinson hates acting?

He said in this interview: that he finds acting dull and stressful.

I don't understand... If he hates acting then why did he become an actor...

1 Answer

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Most people change jobs at least once in their lives - I've had four totally different careers so far.

    Atkinson started off with a degree in engineering, then became a comedian and a writer - he drifted into acting, and he's extremely talented, but he was probably happier before, as a comedian.

    Acting IS stressful, especially comedy acting.

    He almost certainly loved acting at first, but over the years it's no longer making him happy - why is that so hard to understand?

    Loads of people move into acting from other careers, and likewise people move away from acting to other jobs.

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