I came across the following test exercise on Gerunds and Infinitives.
The Oscar-winning actor avoids talking to his fans and refuses to give his autograph. <more context>. Doesn't he seem way too shy being/to be an actor?
I'm confused by the choice. In my option both options are fine; the latter is grammatically correct but the former conveys the meaning better.
Doesn't he seem way too shy being an actor?
He is an actor and I'm surprised he is shy.
Doesn't he seem way too shy to be an actor?
He is shy and I'm surprised he is an actor.
Does my understanding make sense?