Quote of the day:
“I love entrances and exits. I love doing all the work about, “well let’s backload about where my character’s coming from, and why, how he got here and where is he going. I love to finish scenes. Write it out! And I write it a lot on scripts. I write way more than I ever actually say.”
In this quote, Matthew McConaughey discusses what he feels is the need for actors to not just perform the given circumstances within a script. Actors should go beyond the script to imagine what the character was doing in the years prior to the scene or script and imagine what the character’s life will be like in the years to come. Understanding the character’s full life, not just the life as it is written in the script, forms a more complete image of the character for the actor and the audience.
Matthew McConaughey is an American actor who first captured the attention of Hollywood with his breakout role as David Wooderson, in the 1993 coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused.
(Dazed and Confused)
Since then, a slew of critically-acclaimed performances would earn McConaughey an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild award. His most noteworthy roles include Roger Sherman Baldwin in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club and Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street.
(The Wolf of Wall Street)