I am going through a “dilemma” right now. I am in college for acting yet have been weight training for quite a while now. People in “the industry” who go to my gym have been telling me that I am getting too big. I am not large by a bodybuilder’s standards. I am 5’10 and 185lb in the morning and around 192ish during the day. I don’t know my bf percentage(I doubt most people really do and I don’t care about the number although its probably around 12%) but I’ve got a four pack. Most actors my age and their available roles are skinny little shits so this puts me in an awkward place.
There are not a ton of main roles other than “the asshole” character available to a “more muscular” actor. I am going to try and become a leaner 185 or 190 and then work on relative strength from there. But, there is a part of me that wants people to know I am a lifter by simply looking at me unflexed, however I don’t want to play one character my entire life.
Has anyone else gone through a similar situation and what has come of it? Any words of wisdom are much appreciated.