Starting acting is a tough thing to do, but certainly not impossible. But while you’re sitting and wondering how to be an actor with no experience, nothing will happen. You have to take action. Here is how.
The hardest thing about getting started is exactly that – getting started. You are probably thinking that there are many people out there with formal education who were actually trained to be actors and who have lots more experience than you do, and that…is actually not doing you favor. The most important thing is to put yourself out there. Get rid of these thoughts and jump in the scene, put yourself to the test, you may be better than you’ve ever thought.
Now, it is always a good idea to start with something more low-scale. Small theatre productions will grant you more freedom. That is where you can experiment and build valuable acting experience. Moreover, smaller productions put less pressure on you. You may it’s great to jump into a glamorous career, but without the experience, you may end up disappoint. You need to build your craft first, learn how to analyze a character, and build your confidence.
Another obstacle you will have to overcome when it comes to acting is the stage fright. Chances are, you are never going to get rid of the butterflies in your stomach. They are there because you actually care, and that is a good thing. Try to channel it into something productive. Some people become idle when they are nervous, try to be active, turn the nervousness into the drive that helps you become better and better. If you are prepared and well-rehearsed, you will be more at ease. And even something does go wrong, learn from your mistakes and build your craft on them.
For more advice you can look up some acting blog. There are plenty of actors out there who are willing to share their experience.