My Query :
Are you an Artist or an Actor?? What is the difference??
Are some actors judging the characters that they wish to play or portray? Im interested in hearing more from you all on this subject.
If the Character is, for example: Racist, Rapist, Incestuous, Homicidal Maniac, Sociopathic Killer, Hate Mongers, Drug Addict, Prostitutes, Suffer from Mental & Physical Abuse. Abusive Husband/Wife/Mother/Father/Child? Abused Husband/Wife/Father/Mother/Child?Mentally Challenged? Homosexual, are you interested in portraying them?
Would you portray, Charles Manson, Aileen Wuornous, Tookie Williams, Jim Jones, Nat Turner, Sidney Biddle Barrows, Scott Peterson, Susan Smith, Diane Downs, Ike & Tina Turner and so on.
Can you breath life? Find the Humanity in all characters? Are you interested in that type of work?
If not, what type of work are you interested in?
Are you judging the characters? Their Lives? Their backgrounds and back stories? Is it challenging to explain to your families or friends the type of character that you're portraying?
Is commercial work more appealing? Does is pay more? Is it more socially acceptable? Does it feed the ego?
Will you do short films? Do short films really help to build a good Reel??
I had an teen actress/intern, who at 16 told me that she wanted to be chased, dragged and killed in a film or television project. She prayed on those feelings and put them forth and next thing we know, she coached, auditioned, and booked the opening scene of a 1 hour drama where she was chased, dragged and killed! Not something that you think a 16 year old would want to do, however during that process, she told me that she is an Artist and she is open to portraying all kinds of characters! Bianca Bethune is an Artist!
There are, however, some stories to the contrary. Some may find certain characters revolting, disgusting, sickening, nauseating, unpalatable, repugnant, objectionable and loathsome. Does that exist?
If so does it drive you to want to play the character? after being affected?? Please Advise?
You Don't Wanna What??... Huh??
Currently, Twinkie Byrd is casting two (2) Brilliant Thesis Short Films.