“I have to take the time after the show to not go, ‘Check out what I just did.’ It’s more like, ‘Wow! I’m so thankful that I was able to do that – that I was able to participate in that. And whatever wave was pushing me through that (performance) was awesome. And wherever that wave came from I’m so glad that I was able to catch it.” ~ Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz is one of my favorite artists. I think this quote applies to actors as well. He describes the feeling of what I call a “Zone” performance. You know that feeling when everything just seems perfect: you’re connected to the other actor, the words flow, you’re in the moment, you’re listening and responding and the camera and anyone watching just seems to slip away. You’re just there, in the “Zone” and it feels magical. That’s what I love about acting – it’s addicting.
Jason also puts the ego in its place as well. I notice that my best performances haven’t felt like “I” was doing it. It felt like something greater than me just flowed right through me.
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Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.
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