“I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying…even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.” Jessica Chastain She is such a powerful, dynamic and emotionally expressive actor, in films including “The Tree of Life”; “The Debt”; “Lawless,” and “The Help,” […]
Why choose to be an actor? Or pursue any form of creative expression? The answers help define our identity as a creative person, and fuel our motivation. Actor Ciarán Hinds relates an amusing story that brings up ideas of identity and ego for creative people. He recalls an armourer spoke to him on the set […]
“I would burst from all of the emotion inside.”
How do you work with your strong emotions? Creative people experience a wide range and depth of intense emotions, and use that wealth of feeling to create artwork and performances.
The idea of…
Why bother with meditation? Aren’t we too busy trying to get stuff done?
“My morning meditation is like taking a shower for my brain.” Emily Fletcher
What do you think meditation is? Maybe a retreat into nature by yourself? That, of …
Whether it’s a remark from an audience member, a ‘no’ at an audition, a turndown from a publisher or a gallery owner, criticism and rejection are part of life for actors and other artists. This article includes quotes from actors, writers and other artists, plus psychologists and therapists on this common experience of rejection – […]