|Please list any famous performances that have helped you in reference to your evolution in acting.
I have not done any.
As a little girl, I idolised Judy Garland and I still believe her performance in, A Star is Born to be one of the most courageous from an actress to have been portrayed. I loved the humour of Laurel and Hardy and grew up appreciating that kind of comedy. Later in life I came to appreciate the work of Julie Walters, Sally Field and Cate Blanchette and of course Daniel Day Lewis...he without question is truly gifted. One actor's story I really appreciate is that of Sylvester Stallone and his journey towards getting Rocky made...he is quoted as saying, 'I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going rather than retreat'...something positive to bear in mind for any actor.
I must say watching Al Pacino act in all his movies in the late 70's and early 80's till date has been a most rewarding experience and anytime I get roles like that I take leap back to him and am ready to perform.
I always feel very inspired watching musicals. Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite movies to watch were films like Oklahoma!, the Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Carousel, the King and I.....the list goes on. I loved the dance sequences and the ease in which the actors seemed to be able to incorporate song, dance, and acting.
Recently, I discovered the movie "Gone with the Wind", and was very impressed with Vivien Leigh's portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara. She LIVED that role. When she said "With God as my witness, I will never be hungry again", the audience could feel the emotion and the desperation of the scene. I would love to learn to act like that.
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins fills the scene without moving a muscle. His head never moves, he never speaks above a normal tone, but he still scares the audience from inside a cage. Brilliant.
Too many to mention! But my favourite actress of all time, whose performances have shaped me massively, is Julie Walters. She is incredible.
Wow there are so many... Let me think.... I loved Kate Mulgrew as Kate Hepburn. Philip Seymour in Capote was another one. These actors lived the role. Because they have refined their skills so sharply they were able to abandon who they are and morph.
For Hook, my idea was to be just like any ol' regular pirate that was seen on TV.
I guess the shows I just mentioned. I did a lot of fantastic shows as the character of SuperGirly and in the UK became quite well known as this character.
I'd have to say Julia Roberts as "Erin Brockovich" really impacted me. I always had an impression of Ms. Roberts as a classy woman and actor, then I saw her play this demeaned woman, who accomplished something in spite of her demographic and nonconservative look. I was inspired because there's humanity in every character- every character has a struggle and a voice. So, independently of Ms. Brockovich, I love about film, that it's a medium that can manipulate you to fall in love with or root for even the worst kind of person.
I draw great inspiration from my own performances of Romeo, Hamlet, and Othello.
as i have already told u that i've done juss drama play in mah scol so n that wan fantabulose
i've been in a stage production of Cats and i've been in an episode of CSI:NY
I will never forget seeing Derek Jacobi playing Cyrano de Bergerac at the RSC in the mid 80s. He was at the height of his power, the production was full-blown, over the top, exhilerating, funny, unbelievably exciting to a 20 year old student actor.
Robert Lindsey's Hamlet directed by Braham Murray for the Royal Exchange Theatre revolutionised how I thought about performing Shakespeare (when I started playing my Hamlet, years later, there was his ghost on stage too!)
I loved the performances I saw by the Royal Shakespear Company, and those actors I met are still a huge inspiration whenever I perform.
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