You're a villain wanting to break into acting, but it's hard to find roles for villains. You don't want to go near Comic Books while sales are so low, and the movie and TV roles are taken. Most Anime and Manga have their villains slots filled up as well. So do Video Games. And Fan Fiction... no way in hell.
It's not much, and you'll never get a mention in the main arcs, but having some sort of role will get you recognition. The fans know you exist. Then until you can find another role, you can make a decent living being part of The Merch, especially if you turn out as an Ensemble Dark Horse.