The fundamental skill of an actor is that which allows him or her to empathize. I know: too saccharine, too preachy. But hold on. Don't wince. Empathy is intel. Empathy is 411. And it is 911. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
A beautiful and recognizable face is in the likes of Kandyse McClure. From the age of 19, we've seen that face displaying her on camera talent through her eyes and expression -- through acting and an excellent job of it.
It's got to be tough being actor Michael Cera these days. Cera, the male lead in the critically acclaimed teen pregnancy movie, Juno, has the same general look, feel, and demeanor as Jesse Eisenberg, but because Eisenberg is the "bigger name."
How do we survive the daily catastrophes of our over-programmed, plugged-in lives? Since middle school, like many of my peers, I have dealt with anxiety. Yet I have overcome a lot of my fear of uncertainty: in the rehearsal room, on the stage, and with a script.
L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.
Had I seen the best work of my life? No. Did I see a way to get rich by participating? Not at all. Whatever the risk, whatever the benefit, all I knew is that the Fire This Time festival was a place for me.
You may know him as Jimmy Barrett, the loose-cannon insult comic on Mad Men who told Don Draper off for sleeping with his wife, or Phil, the overzealous security officer on Lost who fought to maintain order until his bitter end.
If the doctor is talking to fast and you can't remember what he said two sentences ago? Speak up! Ask him to repeat himself. It's also a good idea to bring someone along with you that can be there to hear things as well.