“Performing for the Camera”?

When I say to some of my newer actors in class “stop acting”, they often respond that they are, indeed, in an acting class — so?

“If you catch somebody ‘acting’ in a movie, that actor is doing it wrong.  The moment he’s caught ‘performing’  for the camera, the actor has blown his cover.  He’s no longer a private character in a private world.  Now he’s a highly paid actor on contract to speak these lines for the public.  Good-bye illusion.  Good-bye career.”

— Michael Caine

So? Stop acting even in acting class!

Still quiet here.sas

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