Acting is the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras. The role of the actor is to convince the audience or on-looker that they are the actual character they are representing.
Merriam Webster’s definition of actor is:
The Biblical definition of an actor is hypocrite.
After Yeshua responded to those leaders who had joined forces to trap Him, He answered their questions with questions of His own that finally shut them down and ended any further questions from them.
Then, Yeshua proceeded to call out the Scribes and Pharisees, exposing them as actors in the service of God. Instead of leading people to God, they prevented people from entering the Kingdom of God and led the people away from Him.
In this portion of Matthew, Yeshua exposed the religious leaders for what they were and issued strong warnings and rebukes to them for their role of hypocrisy.