I create a workbook by which I go through and write down everything every other character says about my character, what I say about myself and others
creating a character
“Start with yourself and see what kind of lines up with the character” – Jeff Bridges
“I have to find an identifier, a silhouette which immediately radiates something for me.” – Tom Hardy on Creating a Character
“I listen to music of the time and I only deal with family and friends that are on the film” – Octavia Spencer
“I use elements of myself—I see my parallels with a character—and find similar things in my own personality.” – Jeff Bridges on Creating a Character
“Sometimes I can spend months doing things to make sure that my instincts work correctly, but ultimately it’s still instinctive.” – Rebecca Hall on Creating a Character
Benedict Cumberbatch on Creating His ‘Sherlock’ Character: “I’ve got to understand how I became this person”
It’s easy to forget that Benedict Cumberbatch juggles his film career — including starring as…
Josh Lucas talks about creating a character when he had no dialogue and almost vomiting during his Broadway debut! Check out this great interview!
Christian Bale on Developing Characters: “I wing it. It changes not just on every movie, it changes every day”
Christian Bale talked about his role, character choices and how he develops his characters.
Donal Logue on ‘Terriers’, his ‘actor bag of tricks’ and more!
Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer talk about their new film, Barry Munday, creating a character and how starting an acting career is like fishing (seriously!)
What makes an actor truly great? Dee Cannon from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts…