This blog serves to give acting ideas and advice to actors of all ages, especially young ones. This blogs author is J.T. Turner, actor, director, teacher and member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA. I hope you find the posts useful, and please pass along the blog address to anyone you think might benefit from it!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Some advice from Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

I have always loved the work of Emma Thompson, especially her work in the Shakespeare films she has been in. I read an interview with her and saw that her philosophy about acting is very similar to my own. So here for your use is some advice from an amazing actress.

  1. Don’t strive for the award. Just do your best and enjoy what you do.
  2. The theater is the best place to learn your craft.
  3. Sing. Take voice lessons. Work on your voice. Acting is all about the voice.
  4. Observe people. You never know when you might have to play a character who could be inspired by someone you’ve met.
  5. Don’t give up. Any actor has to experience rejection. Just keep going to auditions.

                            J.T. TURNER
                         The Actors Sensei
   Acting Coach, Public Speaking Consultant