On playing characters with tension and anxiety
Amy - "I try not to use my experiences. I work really hard not to carry past experiences around with me on a daily basis, so to access them for work feels like I’m trudging into stuff I want to work through. I try to create a space for my characters where I can live and use my relationship with pain or anger or fear or anxiety, but I don’t use my own experiences."
Richard - "I’m very much against actors using acting as therapy, so against it that I've got in my way a lot on jobs where I don't access my own things because I don't want to access it as therapy."
On intimate scenes
Richard - "I always find that there’s something when you’ve not got your clothes on, when you are in bed with someone, there’s a way you speak to each other, there’s a side that you expose that we just couldn’t do if we were both fully dressed in bed. "
ONTD, what do you think of method acting vs the idea of making sure they keep their personal anxieties separate from the character?
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