Originally Posted by VinceG
Fear is an excellent target for self-inquiry. Keep at it until you figure out why it scares you so much.
For me, I kept away from entertainment because of the whole stereotype where people go to Hollywood and get used and abused and end up as waiters at 40. I had to get over that before I could seriously consider getting into it. That dynamic only happens to people who really take "making it big" so seriously that it becomes possible for someone to stagnate for that long.
Focus on the fear and the source will reveal itself...got it.
I can tell you from my one experience that were nothing but people like you described working as extras there. Everyone was talking about either their drug addictions, the amount, and quality of theater school they acquired, or how they were only doing this pitiful gig as a favor to the producer.
It was funny because my friend and I literally snuck onto the set (El Capitan theater) and ended up in the movie....pretty crazy story but to long to get into here.