“Motivation”

“When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script’. If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?’ I say, ‘your salary’. ”         –Alfred Hitchcock

Actors seem to need to know the right questions to ask and are required to do a lot of their own character and script analysis.  It’s our job (as actors) and we study for this: to figure out the character’s ‘objective’, the ‘super objective’, the character’s goal etc. etc. — whomever you listen to or with whom you study.  Then the Director has his say — ideally before the actor has read his mind!

This is a full-time job, and one must research and become the character and not over-intellectualize.  Oh dear, ‘the intellectual actor’.  You may think this is a compliment, but it’s not!  You must come from the gut and above all — truth.

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