"We're after the part of it that's true..."
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There are real issues, real worries, real insecurities we face as actors.
🔥 Can we actually transform into another character?
🔥 Can we truly know what our character knows?
🔥 Can we consistently react based on our character’s instincts?
What if we can actually do something about it … transforming our very instincts into those of the character?
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“We’re after the part of it that’s true…”
… We're in the profession, we're in the world, of transformation. Of really, really living life. Not the sleepwalking variety we're all stuck in.
We artists go further.
We live truthfully so others can synch up to that living. They can taste what we taste and know what we know. It's something magnificent to be able to go there and live it.
The thing is, with art we want … the truth.
The complicated textured of living life, of being that person we're going to be. We don't want the idea of the thing (that cliche I keep saying that belongs to everybody).
That's not art as much as (it’s) like a facsimile. A copy over and over again.
We're after the part of it that's true.
And it's lonely. You have to take risks. There's some fear there, right? Maybe others won't understand it.
Which is why there's a pull to gravitate (to) using words or describing things in ways that others would understand.
In a safer, clearer way.
This whole idea of going to the moment gets you the actual info, gets you the actual stuff that happened - versus thinking back to it and getting complicated, getting distracted, getting fogged up by the (intellect’s) review of it. …
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Of all the roles you’ve ever worked on … which character had instincts that were furthest from your own?
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