Once we understand the difference between intention and motivation, we can see how that works in a scene!
Let’s use any superhero movie: The superhero’s intention: To stop the villain from doing evil things and hurting people. Why does our superhero need to stop the evil villain RIGHT NOW? What is the MOTIVATION? People are dying! The city is falling into darkness and chaos! The world as we know it will END!
To apply this to your non-superhero audition, ask yourself this: what will happen if my character DOES NOT get what she or he needs? What do they have to lose? (Sometimes, it’s as simple not wanting to lose their pride.) As long as the motivation is important to the character (and therefore to you), it will fuel your intention.
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