A fascinating interview with Kenneth Branagh, actor and director who chats about his early acting career, being nominated for Oscar, directing, Shakespeare, being directed by Dame Judi Dench, location scouting in Guernsey and much more, courtesy of the SAG Foundation. Enjoy.
To end this first week of March, we bring you this pithy, yet poignant quote from Christopher Walken on typecasting. (By the way, our answer is “no” – particularly when, in this case, you consider the source). Enjoy!
Wandering around the internet, we ended up browsing the archives of our local public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), where we found this gem of an interview with Matt Damon from 2013 for the program 7.30 Report with host Leigh Sales.
We always enjoy Matt’s interviews. There’s something grounded about him that just makes us want to listen to what he has to say. It also helps that he comes across as smart and well-read. We also really like Leigh Sales as an interviewer. Normally hip-deep in politicians’ refuse, navigating to the truth (quite often successfully), it was fun to watch her have a break from all that, be a little star-struck and yet still ask well thought-out questions and conduct an interesting and insightful interview.
Have a break from what you’re doing (the video only runs about 7 minutes) and learn what advice Matt’s been given during his career, what fame was like when it suddenly arrived and enjoy his Jack Nicholson impression (we did) …
Today we share a quote from Brigitte Bardot about how she saw herself as an actress, which, whether she knew it or not, highlights the basic core approach to acting that most techniques are based on. Every character should share something of who you are – that’s what makes your portrayal of that character truthful and unique.