Why acting fairness is overrated

Now and again, I will get an email from a mush cookie saying that I’m not being fair. It’s usually when I say that acting is not for everyone and definitely not for those that need their tummies tickled on … Read More

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Do you kneel before acting Zods?

One of my favourite film baddies of all time is General Zod. He appears in Superman II and tries to take over the world much to Superman’s chagrin. During the film, Zod makes everyone he can find kneel before him … Read More

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Why I don’t believe in acting dreams…

What are dreams? Here are some definitions from the dictionary: 1. A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. 2. A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. 3. An unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy. I don’t … Read More

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Emotion Free Acting (EFA)

Over the last decade, we have seen a mass influx of things that are free of. For example: Gluten Free Dairy Free Wheat Free Sugar Free So, I would like to add an acting one….Emotion Free. Yes, there is acting … Read More

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How do you fancy 60 years of torture?

One of my favourite books is The Fountainhead. It’s about a couple of aspiring architects trying to get ahead. Here is what Howard Roark, one of the characters, has to say about his work: “I have, let’s say, sixty years … Read More

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Why Ed Sheeran doesn’t believe in luck

Ed was interviewed this morning and came out with some interesting views on luck and success. This is what he said about luck: “Luck doesn’t really exist.” He was explaining how he believes that success comes from a combination of … Read More

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