I have often heard actors say that they won’t take a role unless they think that they personally can learn something from the character they are going to play.
I have been working on “Rich” from Lucky & Rich quite a bit lately and I’ve got to say there is one thing I really need to learn from Rich… “He really doesn’t care what other people think… about their judgement or otherwise of him as a person.” I often feel like a prisoner to my own inhibitions.
When you think about it we can probably learn from just everyone that we meet, and if we take that approach, we live outside of ourselves and find other people and life itself fascinating. Even if we don’t want to be like another person… we’ve learnt something from them right?
Judgement of a character makes him almost impossible to play. Judgement of a person makes them almost impossible to love…