Actors Putting on a Show

Actors are paid so much because they are the new storytellers, on screen. Before it was the stage actors that people paid to go see, the books that told stories, and the local storytellers that spoke narratives about reality and unreality. The politicians and priests are some of the original storytellers that spun tales to gain power. Actors control the overt fictional world we want to be immersed in, while politicians and big-business control the real world through covert fictional representations. Both are false images to re-present reality.