Victim of method acting
“Just hold your leg up higher and straighter. A ninja kick,” the director said. “Put your hands round his neck…Mike, stick your tongue back in.”
“She’s hurting my neck,” said Mike the prop guy, who is the victim of Menopausal Ninja, one of the Martini Bond baddies.
“She’s supposed to.”
“Can’t she just pretend?”
“I dunno. Method acting has its place.”
We were all giving one of the cast a bit of advice on developing their roles. We have enjoyed a few runs in London and have the time now to develop the play for its Manchester dates.
You can see the longer you have to work on the actions and words, the funnier it becomes. Or at least that’s the plan.
How about you? Does your work improve the longer you spend on it? Or do you do endless changes without really getting anywhere?