Most of us have a variety of emotional experiences as a child, often with some degree of hurt, or even trauma or abuse, and these experiences can deeply impact our creative lives. William H. Macy once commented, “Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.” That is such a wry and amusing comment, […]
A newspaper article interviewed Vera Farmiga on her work in “The Departed” as an example of her work. “Most of what I want to dwell on with all my characters, what interests me, are the contradictions, the inconsistencies of characters and the insecurity and confusion and fear which we all have,” she said ‘With her […]
One reason for discounting our creative abilities is comparing ourselves to other people, especially well-known and successful artists, such as millionaire novelist Dean Koontz.
And myths about artists being “crazy” or “starving”…
“I think I’m starting to show the real side of myself in my roles.” Emily Blunt adds, “People have told me my recent movies are the most like me.” A news article noted ‘Her movie “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012) is her first broad romantic comedy, a genre she had resisted a long time out of […]
A Salon.com interviewer once asked the actor: Did you consider other careers? Joseph Gordon-Levitt: I went to college. I wanted to have a wide-open future with endless possibilities. [Laughs] “It wasn’t so much that there were other careers in particular that I was considering so much as I just wanted to stop acting. I really […]