Ok…. So you have your audition scene and now you need to create the character around the script that’s been given to you.
It has come with little direction but you can see that he/ she is middle aged and live in a small town. You can also see that you’ve got a character here that is strong and doesn’t take crap from people (pardon the French!)
So how do you fit into this?
You live in the city, never lived in a small town and you tend to let people guide you rather than you playing the ‘alpha’ role.
This is where our Creating Compelling Characters Course comes in. We give you the steps, the tools and the skills to make your characters truly multi dimensional.
The most important thing about your role as an actor is your research. We suggest finding images that relate to your character. Look at them and think about how this character would relate to this situation in your script.
Then go and google anything and everything you can find re this character. Not forgetting who you are auditioning for.
As Ben Affleck has said in an interview for his latest film ‘Triple Frontier’ it’s all about research.
“I do a lot of research. I’m very research dependent. I like to find true details that help me and flourishes the character. I do biographic work on the character, backstory, that kind of thing. It’s a similar approach every time, but it’s really rooted in reality. That’s what’s most interesting to me about acting, finding real behaviour and making artificial behaviour seem real so that it resonates with an audience.”
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