What is Acting ?
As an artist and an acting coach I have read many books and came across with many definitions of Acting but the most accurate definition according to me is –
“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner
This quote is spot on. While acting you have to immerse yourself into all types of fictional circumstances. However, an actor’s job is to take on their given character circumstances as their own. An actor must have empathy. Empathizing is key to believable acting because it allows you to express the emotions the same way your character -would. For example, in John Q, Denzel Washington played the role of a father with a dying son. His character would do ANYTHING to save his son and Denzel Washington embodied the spirit of a desperate father perfectly.