Emmerdale star Jason Merrells has admitted the acting industry certainly comes with it’s negatives as he’s currently struggling to secure a new job.
Jason, known for playing Declan Macey in the ITV soap, posted on his Twitter, explaining to his followers how difficult it is to wait after auditioning for a role.
‘Staring at phone that won’t ring. Waiting on a job. 25+ yrs doing this and it don’t get easier. I know there are worse jobs, I’ve done some, but being 50 odd and still playing “ooh pick me, pick me!” 4 or 5 times a year, (at least!) is sh*t. So undignified’.
Jason went on to add: ‘Anyone who has a way of handling this without veering between violent Tarantino fantasies of taking out whole rooms full of execs, and forensic, eviscerating self – critical doubt – I take my hat off to you..’
Plenty of famous faces responded to Jason’s tweets with words of encouragement:
Kaye Wragg, most known for playing Essie in Holby City, wrote: ‘As much as I love my time off with my kids and catching up, that doesn’t pay the bills – I hear you – as a female 48yo, 50 next year, not easier, but just quicker to recover for me. Always hoping it’s because something better is coming. Good luck, you’re ace, don’t think otherwise’.
Tamzin Outhwaite, known for playing Mel Owen in EastEnders, added: ‘And I too have worked alongside you. 8 shows a week and you never slipped a beat or dropped a line. You are a class actor. They would be very lucky to get you’.
Jason’s character Declan in Emmerdale was in the show from 2010-2014.
Towards the end of his stint, Declan planned to marry Charity (Emma Atkins) and later, Jason’s character tried to murder Charity.
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