Emotions bring the abstract to life on stage Hoon Lee played David Henry Hwang’s alter ego in the play “Yellow Face” (at The Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles). “There are large emotional outbursts in both acts,” Lee says, “and the biggest challenge is remaining open enough because I’m painting a character who’s not that likable. […]
Zoe Kazan commented on feeling reluctant to act: “It’s just that actors are all lumped together as this vague mass of fame-hungry, swag-wearing, drug-using, eating-disordered people, and I sometimes get sick of being lumped with that group.” [imdb.com] Zoe Kazan wrote and starred in “Ruby Sparks” – and responded to an interviewer asking “How do […]
Mira Nair on topics for her films: “I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring. They are the people who see through the double standards…” “…I know what it’s like to be in one place and dream […]
Sarah Polley on fame In an article, film critic Kenneth Turan writes: Sarah Polley looks back on her decision to leave “Almost Famous” as a turning point in her life, a decision to keep fame at bay and have as normal a life as possible. “My first experience with a sliver of fame was as […]
Being exceptional may cause a variety of reactions; some of those responses are supportive, but others can discourage or discount people with high ability.
“I got that whole precocious thing [as a child]. I had no reason to doubt my own abilities or …