I’ve just been searching this quote that I heard on a TED talk or something like that. Now it’s credited to so many people. I’m not going to take claim for it, but I am going to say:
‘Have the courage to be imperfect’
Does Jim Carrey strive for perfection in his performances? Kristen Wiig? Rebel Wilson? These are the kinds of hugely successful screen actors.
Amy Schumer’s a great example. She doesn’t strive for perfection, she strives for individuality.
This is the problem with so many actors. When your only link to the audition is the pages. You think everything you need is on those pages. Now your goal is to be perfect with those pages.
It’s not about the pages. It’s about the character you create.
It’s not about perfection. It’s about finding your imperfections.
Have the courage to be imperfect.