When we get a new script in the hand, it's all too easy to succumb to some less than helpful habits in our keenness to make our mark on the role. Inspired by a quote from a slightly surprising source, here's a thought about character development that may help shake out any old, stale habits you may have fallen into.
(Below is a YouTube upload of the interview that inspired the podcast. Given that the poster is probably breaching copyright, I cannot guarantee that it will always work).
The very first episode of the Actor Notes podcast is about our constant companion ... fear. The thing is, whether or not it gets in the way of our work - and if so - what can we do about it? Not that I've got any answers necessarily, but I hope my angle on it strikes a chord or two - if only you feel less alone in your terror from now on.
In case you needed proof - a Fender Stratocaster definitely does NOT make me into Jimi Hendrix: Also, here's the 'Inside the Actor's Studio' interview with Kevin Costner.