Monday Myth Debunkers: You Have to Keep Them Entertained.

Actors: Let’s talk about the constant struggle to stay authentic and present while being cluttered by thoughts of keeping us “entertained.”⁠

We hear a lot of:⁠

“I know they watch so many tapes, I don’t want to bore them.”⁠

“You have to grab them within the first few seconds.”⁠

“The camera is always on you”⁠

Which then turns into…⁠


Acting and not… REACTING. Which of course (all you highly trained actors, you) know is NOT the goal. ⁠

If there was one sentence out of today’s #mondaymythdebunker that we hope you’ll retain above the rest, it’s:⁠

𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕚𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕥 𝕒𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪, 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕜𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕦𝕤 𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕕.⁠

And bonus!⁠

𝘽𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝.⁠

This translates to…⁠

– Not anticipating ⁠
– Authentically listening and not worrying about “doing too little”⁠
– Not rushing beats⁠
– Not taking unmotivated pauses⁠

We give you permission to just do your craft:⁠

1. Understand the given circumstances⁠

2. Listen⁠

3. React⁠

So don’t worry about us. We understand your craft more than you may realize. ⁠

We see what you’re doing and we’re rooting for you. ⁠


#thecastingdirectorscut #mondaymythdebunker #themoreyouknow

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