Monday, October 15, 2007

Q_A October

How do you overcome the judges in your head when you want to create?
Really good question! I tell myself that I have a lot of love to give the world and I’m finding interesting ways to show it. I think that we are all beautiful enough and interesting enough to reveal ourselves to one another. So the only way I can be boring as an artist is if I shut down out of fear or self-judgment. If I’m brave enough to be myself, I always succeed.

The biggest lie about your industry is:

That stars are treated well. The truth is that stars/actors in Hollywood are treated as slaves.
It's not glamorous but it serves the needs of the power elite, which are the producers, the networks, and the movie executives.

Why Macbeth as a person? I understand what attracts you to the play in general, but what attracts you to the character as a person?
Hmmm. Nothing. Nothing at all. The genius of Shakespeare is that his main characters have a hole in them that is to be filled by the person playing the role. If you ask who is Hamlet, the answer always is who is playing Hamlet. The experience of Hamlet or Macbeth is so universal. We all go through it. The job of an actor is to give his own specific experience, that it seems believable that a single human being would have this experience. To try to say that Macbeth is one way or another just limits Macbeth. Macbeth, or Hamlet, is everybody who has ever fought for their rightful place in the world, or has abdicated that rightful place in the world for something that they thought was better but turned out worse, Hamlet being the former and Macbeth the latter. What Shakespeare provides is the universal truth - what you have to provide are the specifics of your human experience. I react to the fact that Macbeth speaks to me - I've made the same mistakes. I feel like I am him, but I think that all humans are.

What gives you confidence? What takes it away?
Making something that other people find interesting gives me confidence. Being only mildly interesting saps my confidence. Also, dirty shoes sap my confidence. more...
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