"I heard it's kinda' slow."

You hear actors say they’re going to call their agent to ask that question.

If your agent represents fifty or one hundred actors and they all call twice a week to ask…boy! That’s tough on your agent.

It is difficult to sustain yourself between jobs. It can drive you crazy. Desperation can creep in.

Calling your agent seems like a good idea, but it only puts them under pressure. Besides, what you’re really asking is: ‘Why haven’t I had any auditions lately?’ Your agent knows this, and has a pat answer ready.

They have to have those answers ready. 

This makes it awkward, and may end up making you feel humiliated. You don’t want that.

It’s actually pretty easy nowadays to find out what’s ‘going on. Casting Workbook, Facebook, the internet, ACTRA and SAG sites etc. 

This is the actor’s life, and the strength required to carry on despite adversity is what it means to be one.