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Help with character development!

by Shelby Salt (Calgary, Alberta Canada) QUESTION: In school, we are doing a Cinderella parody and I auditioned for Cinderella and got the part. I was very happy about that until it came to developing and knowing your character. In the play Cinderella likes basketball and that’s pretty much the only difference from the real […]

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How do I act the part of a child

(canada) QUESTION: I am 19 years old and I’ve been acting since I was 3 years old, I’m in a play for the sears drama festival, I’m playing the part of a 5 year old, she’s a really fun character, but my problem is I have a large chest (D cup) and I want to […]

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What’s a character actor?

by SALIOU (NEW YORK) QUESTION: What’s a character actor? ANSWER: Good question. A character actor is someone who has a very specific type. It is often used for comedic types but not necessarily. If you always play bad guys, you can be considered a character actor. Some people just have a strong character actor look, […]

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Character Experiencing a Loss

QUESTION: I am doing a 15 minute skit based on the short story ‘On the Sidewalk Bleeding’ and I play Laura, a girl who is deeply in love with her boyfriend, but he is killed in a gang fight and she finds him dead in an alley. I’m not sure how to get in to […]

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Getting into Character?

QUESTION: I am doing a scene at the moment and I do not feel that I am in character one bit. How do I get into character? Is it by looking at the movie, play or scene the actor is in? I just don’t know how… Any help? ANSWER: If you are doing a scene […]

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Acting Tips to Find the Character’s Energy

by Joey (Las Vegas) Joey QUESTION: Hi acting school stop, I’m Joey, 33 years old male and I’ve been studying for awhile mostly at home now though thru books because of finances (Stanislavski, Checkov & film acting), and I was really wondering if you could help me out and maybe some advice with this two […]

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Acting tips to play Bad Guys

by Justin Magoffin (New Hampshire) QUESTION: I’m making a Resident Evil movie and I’m playing the bad guy Albert Wesker. Do you have any tips of how I can excel at being this bad ass villain? ANSWER: One useful acting tip when you’re playing “bad guys” is not to act as if you were evil. […]

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How do i act like a male “Hunter” when I am a girl?

QUESTION: I am doing a small play in which i play a hunter, and i was wondering how to actually do a man-voice,(i have a high pitch girly-voice) and how to get into character before actually dressing up! Any suggestions or details of the above tips to help me? Thanks! ANSWER: First, ask the director […]

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Playing a Character Not Like You

by claudia (england) QUESTION: It’s not real, it’s just acting. How can you pretend to be someone else? Your character might not suit your personality at all. What do you do? ANSWER: Exactly, it’s just acting, so your character doesn’t have to fit your personality. Actually, if they did, acting would be kind of boring. […]

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What Type of Actress Am I

by Geraldine (Pittsburgh, PA) QUESTION: What type am I if I am in my 40s and very young looking (early 20s) and get carded,5′ and 100 lbsmixed Asian, dark hair, dark greenish eyesolive complexionhourglass figure,feminine voice. What type am I, what roles should I target? And how good are my chances of making it? Thank […]