It was an accident, although Ive been involved in some kind of theatrical function or other since I was a child in school, music, athletics. To me, acting is the most logical way for peoples neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves. To my way of thinking, an actors course is set even before hes out of the cradle.
You can throw away the privilege of acting, but that would be such a shame. The tribe has elected you to tell its story. You are the shaman/healer, that's what the storyteller is, and I think it's important for actors to appreciate that. Too often actors think it's all about them, when in reality it's all about the audience being able to recognize themselves in you. The more you pull away from the public, the less power you have on screen.