Someone Else’s Shoes

One thing I greatly admire about good actors is their ability to shed their own identity, especially in this modern world where identity seems more important than ever (i.e. curating that image of oneself, honest or dishonest, whether it be through media or human interaction). These actors are able to push their real selves to the background and bring their characters to the foreground—that’s hard work, and it demands a certain amount of gut and sacrifice. Nothing screams awe as much as the magic of an actor stepping into a character’s shoes and transforming into something else entirely, like smoke vanishing into morning air: present and masked. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s