a straightjacket of don’ts

“For most actors, characterization means chiefly what their characters won’t do. As soon as an actor puts such a limitation on his work, he’s being less than himself, imprisoned in a straightjacket of don’ts… make choices that give you the maximum possible involvement. If there’s a possibility, however unlikely, however remote, that you might love the other character in the scene, say yes to the possibility. There’s more feeling in potential love than there is in the impossibility of it.”

– Audition, Michael Shurtleff

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s