- When you’re guarded with your emotions, all your characters will be guarded. Being more receptive and open will allow you to explore more facets of your emotionality. Emotions aren’t to be feared!
- Don’t associate emotions with personal value. There are no BAD emotions. They’re simply emotions! They are the working ‘tools’ of the actor.
- Fear stems from a lack of information. The more information you have the less fear you’ll experience.
- Information is power! Like the lights on an electric billboard. The more lightbulbs that light up, the more interesting you are to watch. You want as many lightbulbs lit and filled with information as possible. READ EVERYTHING IN THE SCENE. NOT JUST YOUR LINES!
- Embrace your insecurities and except the understanding that failure is inevitable. When you do fail, fail forward successfully!
- When you know more about the scene and your character than the audience does, you become very interesting to watch.
- Have a relationship with EVERYTHING in the scene. Not just your scene partner but every SIGNIFFICANT NOUN, every OBJECT!
- Take time to explore EVERY WORD in your scene. It will help you take the audience on the journey with you.
- When you invest more of yourself in THE OTHER PERSON, you’re better able to create chemistry! Chemistry makes you more interesting to watch.
- Operate out of CARE. More care, more energy! Every moment must be driven by intention.
“When you’re working out in class there’s never a need to apologize. If you did everything right you would be on set, and even on set things go wrong.” – C.B.
“The words are combinations that allow you to unlock the code of the scene.”
“Work at creating the Magic! The coach is there to catch you when you lie and point out how to make the moment truthful.” – C.B.
“Find the blossom in you.” – C.B.
“The counterfeit comes before the authentic.” – C.B.