Rather than writing my own article this week, I’m giving you an article from GQ magazine, interviewing one of our great actors that is not a household name, yet never stops working on his own terms – Edward Norton. 100 years ago the only way
It depends who you ask! Some may say you need to sing and dance. Others say learn a musical instrument, learn a language. All are valid. But if you don’t know how to communicate with genuine rapport then you are way behind from the beginning.
Q: How do we measure success? A: We have a goal. We hit the goal. Wrong! Maybe just maybe there is another way round this thing called ‘success’. And it’s measured in increments rather than ‘getting the job’! This means, it’s all to do with
The fear of rejection is one of our deepest human fears. Biologically wired with a longing to belong, we fear being seen in a critical way. We’re anxious about the prospect of being cut off, demeaned, or isolated. We fear being alone. We dread change.
To be observant is a key requisite for any actor. To play a character, using accents and physical mannerisms comes from being critically observant. I was listening to Dean Carey from the Actors Studio the other day and he was saying that he doesn’t believe
I don’t know about you, but my morning face can be pretty frightening. Thank God I have a husband that loves me…. Cause I’m pretty confident in knowing only someone that loved me (including my Monty cat) could see anything redeeming in that face that
To start this conversation click on the link below and smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbk9cDX0l0 The desire for connection and what other people think is a normal natural part of being human. So is it such a bad thing to not give a f**k?? It can only be
It’s a tough gig being an actor! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We see so many actors come in to our studio full of hope, nervous energy and a need to succeed. But what do they all have in common? They all feel the
Do all actors need to be on social media? We went to see ‘Palm Beach’ the other day with an awesome Ozie cast – Brian Brown, Sam Neill (Ok he’s a Kiwi but we take him as our own), Jacquie McKenzie, Heather Mitchell and many
Every actor needs to have goals. And I’m not talking dreams here. I’m talking real tangible goals. It’s a difficult enough career just being an actor, but to not have a clear goal makes it almost impossible. These goals need to be attainable and specific