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The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera by John Howard Swain

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Chapter 19

Relationships

It’s important to understand that, when you go on an audition, your job isn’t to show the casting director how good an actor you are.

What?

Your job is to show the casting director how good you are at creating relationships, and the degree to which you can do that tells the casting director how good an actor you are. If you can turn a mop into a dance partner, you’ve got it made. If you can hold up an empty plate and convince people that it’s a dish of steaming, mouthwatering lasagna, you’ll get the job. If you can instantly turn a stranger into the love of your life, you’ll work forever.

There are six key elements to breaking down a commercial script. The first, and perhaps the most difficult, is to identify ...

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