Guys! I have BIG NEWS.
Now's your chance to use Instagram to become the next big-time Emmy winner, and you don't even need any acting skills!
All you need is an obnoxious amount of followers, selfie posts on the reg and shameless photos of your food.
It's true. As shallow as it may sound, more and more directors are using Instagram to cast films. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how Instagram-savvy you are and how many followers you have.
Personally, I'm in awe if I get more than a few followers a month, let alone hundreds per day.
But, unfortunately, that's what you need now to make it to the big screen. Lots and lots and lots of followers.
According to Metro, accomplished actress Gemma Arterton has come to the recent realization that Instagram is a key tool in gaining interest in the film industry, so directors are seeking actors' popularity on social media before their talent.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the 30-year-old actress talked about Instagram's role in the recent change of direction directors are taking, acknowledging one of her acting friends. She stated,
I have a friend who's been told she has to put up more 'outfit of the days' and regular pictures of her food because a lot of the casting for film happens on social media. The money people go: 'Well, they've got 3M followers and that actor has only got 1,000, so…'
In other words, the film industry has stooped as low as judging actors and actresses on their lifestyles as seen through photos instead of on their actual talent.
That's the kind of world we live in now, folks. It's one where our careers are significantly judged based upon our social media presences.
It's sad, but it's true. Find a way to reach 1 million followers, and you should have no problem making it to the big screen.