Thursday, April 3, 2008

Odd Direction


I forgot to mention that in one of my recent auditions the director asked me to do the scene again, but this time have the character be “meek but calculated.” I paused for a second and repeated back, “Meek... but calculated?” To me those seem mutually exclusive, but I gave it a shot anyway. I played it like this meek person wanted to tell the friend how she really felt, but her meekness made getting the words out difficult, even though she had rehearsed them for an hour before. I don’t think I executed “meek but calculated” but I certainly gave it a concerted effort!

3 comments:

  1. "Louder and faster.. but funnier"

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  2. Interesting. I would interpret "meek but calculating" as someone who is calculating but hides behind a veneer of meekness because she can get away with more. More manipulative than genuinely meek.

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  3. That's what I thought too, but it ended up being the other way around. I think what they really meant to say was meek and measured- like she weighs the things she says very carefully, so as not to get it wrong. Pretty funny difference, if you ask me- this is why I love auditions. What else makes you try to be two conflicting things at once and then justify it? =)

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