Sunday, March 18, 2012

(Video) WHAT IS "METHOD ACTING?"


John jokes about the fact that he is not a "method actor." When Em quizzes him about how he produces tears, or anger, he reveals some of his inside secrets, on what makes him do what he does as an actor.

John speaks about inner and outer feelings, and also talks about using "contraries" -- when a line is sad, it often works better if the actor laughs a little. If an actor weeps too much it stops an audience from weeping. Contraries also works with humor -- if you want an audience to laugh at your joke, DON'T laugh.

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