Looking To Get Into Acting? Instagram Could Be The Key To Your Big Break

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Any wannabe Brad Pitts in our midst?

Well, your big break could be closer than you think - directors are now apparently using Instagram to cast their flicks.

Considering the app has made models/MUAs out of pretty much everyone, it's not surprising that it's now influencing the film industry.

According to James Bond actor Gemma Arterton, casting directors have started to weigh up actors’ social media following when considering them for film roles.

Speaking to The Observer, she said: "I have a friend who’s been told she has to put more “outfits of the days” and regular pictures of her food because a lot of the casting for films happens on social media".

"The money people go: Well, they’ve got 3m followers and that actor has only got 1,000 so … But I’m determined to do this differently."

'Differently' for Gemma means no social media apps whatsoever on her phone.

She still has Instagram, mind, just in case Steven Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino decide to be her 11th like.

Fellow Brit actor Emma Thompson has also been vocal about this industry move, telling The Telegraph: "The actors are becoming attached in the sort of business way to their social media profiles, and I think that’s a disaster."

So keep flexing on 'gram, and we could be seeing you on the silver screen real soon...

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Fionnuala Jones

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