is the transformational acting technique valuable to you?
I think I always had a very good natural instinct, but I was
missing all the other elements, kind-of an outline, of whats
going on with your character and how to focus. Really really
focussing. I think thats probably one of my weakest
areas. So for me that has been one of the most valuable things
about her technique, creating the life, the story of that
character, creating the background and the moment of the character.
technique is a never-ending process. You keep learning more
and more about yourself and how you can go to different places,
bring yourself to different places and how you can evolve
and make a mistake and keep going.
taken the private coaching, the intensive and the ongoing
classeswhats the value that each one has brought
intensive is an intensive, youre submerged in it. When
you go home, youre still on it. You have to really wrap
your head around it. You cant really do anything else.
You kind-of live, breathe, eat Transformational Acting for
those couple of days Which is what youre like when youre
working on a project.
classes are always great to just jump in, especially when
youre constantly doing an audition processyou
actually work with other actors, you remember the joy of actually
working with somebody to create something.
coaching is a focus thing for me, to really get me to sit
down and really focus on what Im preparing and what
the character is. The work is specific for each project, whether
preparing for a film or an audition and you just want somebody
to push you along, push you further ahead.
you talk about a specific example of when the private coaching
has made a difference in an audition and/or in a role?
Its hard to remember one specific example. Hopefully
its a constant thing.
heres one. I was analyzing an audition Id had
and trying to figure out why on that day I came into the room
but just didnt DO it the way I had with Sande. And I
had to really sit down and analyze it until we figured out
that I was very affected by the other persons energy.
Which is actually one of my strengths, that I can work off
of what the other actor is giving me, but in an audition situation,
it was tripping me up. We really honed in on it and we keep
working on it. Once youre conscious of a problem, you
can chill out and focus.
a work environment, you can be in a the opposite situation
in which you dont get anything from the other actor.
Hopefully it doesnt happen, but sometimes it does. Therefore
you always have to prepare yourself and be present because
in the end its you.