Annette Bening comments:
“There is that part of acting where you’re just interested in human behavior and interested in unconscious versus conscious motivation, that you can use your intellect to study, just as if you were a writer, or sociologist, or teacher…
“But then what separates us as actors is that there’s this whole kind of emotional synthesis you’re looking for where you then have to step away from your intellect completely in trying to absorb yourself.
“It’s like stepping away from all of that, and then hopefully something has percolated in your own unconscious which leads you to something that you’re not necessarily able to articulate in an intellectual way, but is expressed nevertheless.”
[Venice mag., Feb 2006.]
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