Do you ever wonder what actors are like in real life? Are they really as confident, funny and charming as they appear on television and in the movies. Although many actors are very much like the characters they portray, others work hard to create a persona very different from themselves. Nicole Kidman has admitted to suffering from the occasional bouts of shyness, Kim Basinger has publicly battled stage fright, and Julia Roberts and Robert DeNiro are often referred to as introverted. What can we learn from shy actors? Sometimes role-playing confidence can translate into confidence in real life.