Many talented actors have an ambivalent attitude about gaining or pursuing celebrity status, or just high visibility with the public, and with the decision makers such as film studios which can help their careers grow. Kim Basinger has noted one of the qualities of personality that many actors and performers report: shyness or high sensitivity […]
Evan Rachel Wood says, “I used to not even be able to order pizza on the phone because I was just so shy.” She thinks acting allows so much to come out on-screen, “because that’s my time to let go in a safe place.” ~~~ Scarlett Johansson has noted that sensitivity can have a dark […]
Many talented comedians and comic actors acknowledge there is a dark side to being funny or performing comedy. Parker Posey has commented: “I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. “Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it […]
Gabriel Byrne on auditions “It’s important to present oneself as relaxed and confident..” Gabriel Byrne commented that the audition process “is really a most inadequate way to determine if an actor is right or not for a particular role. “Unfortunately, it’s a situation that most actors have to accept. “Work on developing an unshakable trust […]
People with the personality trait of high sensitivity have qualities that can help make them more creative, including a greater awareness of subtleties in emotional and sensory detail.
Creativity coach Lisa A. Riley comments, “I have encountered …