And I thought, my God, there’s an off chance that they will say something that’s really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television.
They change. They’re different. There are no two alike, that’s the miracle of it. But if they have something to teach the students. You can see them writing during the show.
They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn’t. That’s another thing I like about actors.
Geniuses always think it’s easier than we make it out to be.
I’ll tell you why, I don’t invite the ones I don’t like.
If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen.
I criticize those critics. The reason being that they’re doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
Because – Bobby Lewis said this once to us in class, the better you get, the less credit you’ll get. Because the better you are, the more it looks like walking and talking and everybody thinks they can walk and talk.
I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.
The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.