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. 


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