Hello everyone. I' a 20-something christian man who is an aspiring voice actor. Now, I know that's no theatre actor, but after searching for a long time this was the only instance of "Christian" "Actor" and "Swearing" I could find. And if you think about it, our stage is the mic, so we share some similarities...right? ? I'm striving to become a pro voice actor/voiceover artist and I know that some roles might have swearing in them. Of course, as actors we have the option to avoid auditioning for roles we KNOW will have profanity in them (Which, I'm sure some do. And that's totally fine, right?)
I also know that as an actor, we have to perform our parts to the best of our abilities and to stay true to characters.
But what if we were NOT aware of swearing in parts before we got the part? I was recently cast to do an audiobook after having sent an audition. There was no swearing in the audition itself, so imagine my surprise when there was a curse word in the book. However, it's only one instance of "s**t" ...
I'll be honest, I freaked out a little. I started to question myself but reassured me that it was characters (in a book, no less) speaking and not myself. I had tried to seek council with our pastor but he'd been just too busy to accept appointments to talk with him (Life happens, so it's completely understandable) recently.