Morgan Freeman: | ‘Stillness is the hardest thing for actors to do.’

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    ‘Stillness is the hardest thing for actors to do.’

    Morgan Freeman on the importance of keeping your acting simple

    (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips)

    “There’s no mystery to it (acting). Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.”

    “Once you’ve gotten the job, there’s nothing to it. If you’re an actor, you’re an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.”

    “It’s what I learned from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing.”

    “Still. It can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can’t see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.”

    “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”


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