How to Create a Convincing Character?
Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances. – Sanford Meisner
Anyone who aspires to be a serious actor must master the art of acting technique. It all comes down to preparation if you want an audience to believe in the role you’re playing. The technique, on the other hand, will assist you in bringing a character from a written text/script to life.
Every actor’s goal with a backstory is to create a fully realized, three-dimensional character. As a member of the audience, I just think you are neither a stereotype nor a phony portrayal of a human being. I have to trust that you are not spouting or reciting every word that comes out of your mouth.
Here are five suggestions to help you get into character:
1. Complete your homework.
This begins even before rehearsals begin. Ascertain that you have a thorough understanding of what the play and your character are about. This way, by the time you arrive at rehearsal, you’ll be prepared to make character decisions.
It is critical to give your character a backstory. You should be aware that you were chosen because you are the best fit for the role. Take your confidence from that, but stay focused on the role you’re playing so that the audience believes you when you walk on stage.
2. Consider your physical state.
How you physically portray yourself is an important part of conveying character, especially if you don’t have much of a speaking role. Consider your character’s physicality and level of self-awareness how your character walks, stands, and the gestures they might use.
Include this in your performance. When the audience notices your hair, clothes, or posture, you have properly established a connection with them. Consider these elements the next time you perform.
3. Have faith in the unconscious.
As an actor, you must have faith in the unconscious flow. It becomes much easier to adapt to a character with the unconscious mind when you adapt to situations or circumstances you create yourself.
4. Stay away from distractions.
Don’t let anyone or anything distract you while you’re rehearsing your lines. There are actors who will try to frighten you so that you are unprepared for your audition. Go to a quiet corner or space and work on your scene by yourself.
5. Locate a source of inspiration.
Examine your personality to see what drives it. Make use of this as a source of inspiration. To achieve this state, you must look beyond the script. The more you understand why your character did something, the easier it is to enter your character’s head.
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