Language, Culture and Movement
I was recently invited to audition for a Chinese telemovie. The moment I tapped into my Chinese speaking language, my mannerism changed to become more demure, softer, like that chinese stereotype of a girl. Often so many minutiae characteristics of a person/character are subconsciously written into the script. There is a reason why a character speaks a certain way. We often forget that writers write from living breathing images, and translate that onto words on a page. Our job as actors is to bring them out, though our own inspiration, that is breath - we breathe the words in and we breathe out our images.
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This journal documents my process as an actor, reflecting upon the various techniques, methods, training and discoveries I make as I continue to hone my craft.