Happy Tuesday! Today is a special episode of #GuruTips for those of you whose goals involve TV, and you feel stuck with the level of roles you have access to.

For many actors (myself included), making the jump from smaller co-star roles to more meaty guest star roles can be… a struggle! If you only have 1 or 2-liners on your reel, it can be tough for casting to consider giving you a bigger shot. It’s that classic catch-22, you need a guest star to book a guest star, but you can’t book a guest star without a guest star!

So, what to do? I’m sharing three tips and actions you can take to make it over that hurdle. I used these exact steps myself, so I can tell you – they work! Check it all out below!

Ever struggle with making that jump from co-star roles to guest stars? Me too. Learn 3 actions you can take to help get yourself through that hurdle and uplevel the roles you audition for with these tips from @ActResourceGuru @Ajarae! #CoStar #GuestStar #ActorsLife #ShareClick to Tweet This Episode of #GuruTips!

I hope these tips help you! And remember – if you’re not yet at the point where you’re looking to jump from co-stars to guest stars, you can still be sure to check in with your team about the roles you’re looking to get in the room for. It’s vital that everyone is on the same page and understands what each others’ expectations are.

Speaking of auditions – if you feel you’re not getting enough auditions – click here and join me in the masterclass this week. You won’t be disappointed.


Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.


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