Even if you are an experienced actor or other performer, you may still experience stage fright or insecurity. But there are effective ways to deal with anxiety so you can work with more power and creative satisfaction.
The list of talented performers who have experienced stage fright includes Kim Basinger; Barbra Streisand; Alanis Morisette; Aretha Franklin; Nicolas Cage; Naomi Judd; Carly Simon, and Edie Falco, among many others.
In a CNN interview in 2002, Edie Falco said she had not experienced anxiety attacks in “many, many years, but everybody I know and love has gone through periods of anxiety.
“Everybody I know who has been pursuing a career in the arts. It’s a very difficult life to have chosen.”
From article Actors and Anxiety – Get Help For Your Stage Fright