Actress in the rough.
The profession of acting has been maligned throughout the ages. The actor has been considered foolish not only when he was clowning on stage but even for having chosen to be an actor - a vagabond or hobo strolling through life without importance or worth. He has been denied burial ground and has been accused of prostitution and other varieties of immorality, egomania, vanity, ruthlessness, hypocrisy, toadyism, to name a few. Even when his gifts were recognized as extraordinary, his talent was looked upon as an accident of nature. When the public turned him into an idol, they treated him like some rare species behind bars. They poked into his private life and examined every detail of it with the audacity and curiosity they might have exhibited while watching monkeys at their most intimate moments in the zoo.
This sounds like my weekly class! But Secret Agent Man tells you how to take your class one step further!
I was just having this conversation with a friend the other day.
She said “When I watch a movie that I’m in, I can’t help but see the mistakes I’m making. I can’t stand it!”
I said to her “But, you don’t get that opportunity when you are in a play. How do you feel about your performances then?”
She said “I don’t worry about it, because I’m in the moment.”
That’s when I pointed out that she shouldn’t watch herself in films.
Here are some other people who know the benefit of not judging your own performance after the fact.
Who went to Comic Con this past weekend in NYC?!?
Do these steps help you?
Personally, I like to learn my lines while on my back on the floor, or walking around.
Let me know how you learn your lines!