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This Studio is focused on the tools and techniques used by the modern-day working actor! (see below)
Question: What is your process and how has it changed?
Answer: “Well, process takes many forms. I can’t stress enough…give yourself a break! Try anything and everything that feels right, to help you get to this, or access that. And if doesn’t work, discard it, or if you get somewhere from it then keep exploring it. It gets honed down and gets tighter and tighter, I think, what we need to be doing is just trying to find truthful moments, first, and character will come."
Question: Do you still get nervous when doing a part?
Answer: "I still get nervous, very nervous, if I have to audition. I’m much more comfortable enclosed in a world of fiction. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be successful. The fear is always there with actors- that you’ll never work again. That…goes with the territory- you that fear the second job, the third job, all the way down the line. I don’t feel like I exist until I am with somebody. Listening is everything... I mean, that's why we’re here, to serve the story."
Question: What is an essential detail to you inhabiting the characters you portray?
Answer: "Of course, you know, I follow my curiosity and it takes me into all kinds of strange places. And I satisfy that curiosity as much as I can when I am working. And I do it for the simple reason that there are things I need to know and understand, for my own sake, if I feel I I am going to take on a life of another man. These things seem like almost incidental details,"
Question: Talk a little bit about where you started?
Answer: "Well I trained for 3 years. I trained for Theatre. It was never an ambition of mine to be in film. At that time, there was no training in film, but now you have classes for film technique. In those days when I trained it was for theatre and radio. The old days. So, I trained for 3 years, we did everything, the usual stuff, you went through and you studied, it was the Greeks, it was the Jacobeans, it was the Elizabethans, it was Brecht, I did mime, fencing, all of that formal stuff. And funny enough..,.I haven’t had much use for it since."
Question: Where are you at home with your acting process?
Answer: "I just love film-making and stories and story telling and movies, films. It wasn't necessarily the acting that got me fired up. I didn't really know how to act, I just relied on instincts and being available for the other actors and collaborating with the director. And I learned from making a lot of mistakes. It all starts with reading the script...In Winter's Bone, I just became obsessed with the story, and it was essential to come from a real place, spending time with the families and soak up the surroundings."