It’s About More Than Performing – Life Off The Set or Stage

Eva Green in Penny Dreadful

Her character in “Casino Royale” is a woman of complexity, intellect and self-assurance.

Eva Green has commented about some aspects of her life that help develop the kind of depth she has as a person to play such a role.

“I am many things. I can be quite mad, and young, but I’m not the kind of person who goes out to nightclubs and goes crazy. I am more like lying on my bed and listening to classical music to relax.”

She note, “I have Algerian, Turkish, Swedish, Spanish blood: I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don’t have borders.”

She says, “I don’t want to be a Hollywood star. I just want to do my job and enjoy it. My aim is to find my true identity and to remain true to myself.”   [Quotes from imdb.com]

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Many other talented actors realize that in order to authentically portray human characters, they must have a rich life experience, and know themselves.

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens, for example, sometimes visits Venice Beach (California):

“I love going to the drum circle down there. Every now and then someone will let me join in and bang on their drums, and I just love people who are completely free. Even if they’re drug addicts, who sometimes freak me out.

“I’m figuring out how to be a better person while observing other people.”

– From article: Vanessa Hudgens on striving to be strong and aware.

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Sara RueSara Rue on growing up in the business:

“The best thing my parents did was they always made me go to camp in the summer.

“[They said,] ‘You can be an actor and you can audition, but you have to be a normal kid for at least a month out of the year.’

“That was a really good thing, and really grounding.

“My mother would always say to me, ‘Look, you can act till you die, but there’s only going to be one junior prom—go to the junior prom!’ ”

From The Scoop on TV Land’s New Comedy Series ‘Impastor’ By Benjamin Lindsay, July 28, 2015, on Backstage.com [click on the ‘News & Reviews’ tab].

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Related article: Multitalented Creative People – Quotes by and about Leonard Nimoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Xavier Dolan, Juliette Binoche, Viggo Mortensen, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Lee Curtis, Natalie Portman and others.

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