Sunday, November 25, 2007

ON ACTING: From Two Old Actors

Quote from an old colleague, R.G. Armstrong, speaking about his career:

"I had to learn it the hard way. I studied with Lee Strasberg. Acting is not acting. It's being. If you have the kind of personality makeup where you can transform into being the character in that situation, it brings about authenticity. You get a feel of the situation, the line in a scene and where your hearts goes to in a scene and you always keep that in mind."

Quote from another old colleague, Bill Lucking:

"Don't even think of acting as a profession unless not doing it would cause you to sicken and waste away. After you have made this preposterous decision, there are a few rules to guide you either up or down in your career."

Bill always was/is a bit of a cynic!


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