5 acting mistakes to avoid

5 acting mistakes to avoid

Whenever I speak to actors about what they struggle with, the main issue that crops up is knowing how to create an authentic character. Rather than focusing on the person they are to breathe life into, many actors focus on themselves; what they did wrong, whether they looked stupid, whether they got all the lines…

one-trick-method-actors-use

One trick method actors use

Whenever we hear of Method actors immersing into their characters, it’s always the crazy stuff the media latch onto – actor A “went Method” and lost 440 pounds in a day to “become” the role, or actor B divorced his wife so he could experience the grief of a break up, leaving his spouse and newborn…

How to be a world class actor

How to be a world class actor

If your desire is to be an actor with longevity in your career, the first thing you must have is talent. That’s so obvious isn’t it, but I come across many actors who’s sole aim is to work out how to get their foot in the door. Now whilst that is very important, please don’t overlook…

Why you need to forget about emotions

Why you need to forget about emotions

One of the main concerns for actors is “feeling the emotion”. Lots of actors believe they haven’t given a good performance unless they “felt it”. I used to be one of those actors too so completely understand the thought process behind it, but I wanted to share with you why that’s not a healthy way of thinking and…