Friday, April 15, 2005

[TV] Interviewing the Actor

If you've got an idea about who you'd like to cast as a character, talk to them.

There's a lot of reasons for doing this. I like to listen to their voice, the way they speak. Do they use little words or polysyllabic synonyms? Shorter or longer sentences? Are they direct or do they like speaking in a more circular fashion?

Get an idea of their natural mode of speaking and write to that. The idea is to create dialogue they'll be comfortable delivering - and therefore their performance is more natural (naturaler?).

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