LIVING IN THE MOMENT
There is a point when the set goes quiet and the story is all that exists. The hard graft that everyone has put into the project meets as a larger collective as a series of moments. On screen or on stage, the distractions are gone and the story, whatever it is, simply gets told as the truth. There is also a moment when you know, however long you’ve waited in the wings, that now is when it’s your job to ignite the screen with your essence and the truth.
You have to be always asking questions and be on a journey of exploration and Discovery, giving all you have to be a fully multi-dimensional character. To be intuitive, physical and curious about why your character is here. To come with your detailed homework but most importantly to be as malleable as putty and to continue to explore on the day. To know the lines, commit to the lines, forget the lines, and say them again as if you have never said them before.
That’s a privilege and fun and I try not take myself too seriously although I am serious about what I do,
I try to remember I’m just acting and I’m not really saving someone’s life –
but I might be just lucky enough be a part of a story about someone who did.