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  • So I just did what I consider to be

  • one of the most difficult things to do

  • in my profession of acting, which is to walk as yourself.

  • This is the first time in my life

  • I have ever actually talked about my work in this way.

  • I didn't go to drama school.

  • The first time, in fact, I remember seeing drama at all

  • was when my mother took me to an amateur production of Hamlet.

  • It was a cataclysmic experience.

  • A darkened space with a group of people watching something,

  • and they are transformed by it.

  • I would like to share some of the ways I work.

  • Never act in front of a mirror.

  • You are doing the exact opposite of what acting is about.

  • Acting is all about what's happening within you.

  • It doesn't matter what's happening on your face.

  • It's a collaboration between us all.

  • Your costume designer is incredibly

  • important in building your character.

  • A Russian with a bad wig and these glasses--

  • nomination.

  • Likewise, the environment is going

  • to tell the story of the character

  • as much as the costume is.

  • I knew nothing at all about working in front of a camera.

  • Now this is what happens just before you do a take.

  • At this point, you have to cut all this stuff out.

  • And when the director calls action,

  • you don't have to start acting straightaway.

  • Of course, the beautiful moment is

  • between you and that little spot next to the lens.

  • I remember this feeling so well.

  • And many of you will feel it, when suddenly you're

  • in control of it.

  • I felt I was on this incredibly powerful force.

  • But I had the vocal ability, I had the intellectual ability,

  • for that all to settle.

  • And now I could play with it.

  • The moment when your technique is so deep within you,

  • that gives you the freedom then to invent, to improvise,

  • to act.

  • I'm Helen Mirren, and this is my MasterClass.

So I just did what I consider to be

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Helen Mirren Teaches Acting | Official Trailer

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    D.B. posted on 2017/11/27
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