- Jo Kelly
You are a hard worker when it comes to acting but you feel something is missing right?
As an actor, you may feel you’re really hard working, you’ve trained a lot and you’ve gone to many acting classes; and yet, when you hear “action” or you audition, you don’t feel extraordinary, you don’t surprise yourself, you’re not really in the moment, present and free. And the bigger the opportunity, the more you shrink. So you feel something’s missing.
And you might sometimes look at other actors and see they have that thing that you feel is the missing piece for you. What they do looks and feels extraordinary and effortless. So you may wonder what that thing is because you don’t want to continue going through your acting career if you don’t feel 100% free and fulfilled after all the money, time and devotion you’ve invested in it.
However, when you'll watch my training you'll discover that when you work hard, study acting and do all of these methods and techniques, what's happening is you're learning external methods to act that are taking you away from you. And, in order to feel extraordinary when you're acting, it cannot come from something outside like a method that you apply as if it were a recipe. What's gonna make you feel fulfilled and impact your audience is if you are able to show up 100% who you are, no matter what you feel. If you feel shy, that shyness is what’s going to make you unique in a combination with your physical trade, energy and emotions. You were born as a unique human being, there’s no other like you. And that uniqueness and truth is what people are ready to pay for and what casting directors are hunting for.
However, your conditioning has taught you that you need to relax, look “good”, be confident and do the scene “right”. None of that leads to art but to protecting yourself from feeling anything, controlling the outcome and trying to book. And your responsibility as an actor is to remind people what it means to be human. And for that, first you need to access your own humanity..
Therefore, the work to do is to sit with you and undo your conditioning so you can access who you truly are. The missing piece is always to be YOU. The focus needs to be on diving in and seeing what you have to bring to the table, not on improving yourself or learning something new.
Watch the training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.
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