I don’t think anyone’s actually reading these, so I don’t feel I’m giving away any secrets.
I direct films from time to time and do all my own casting. For some reason, I’m often asked what I look for in an actor. Do I want specific “types” for a project? Do I look for training? Do I want energy? Thoughtfulness? Something else?And the answer is: None of the above.
I look for one thing and one thing only. I look for the perfect blend of strength and vulnerability. I look for those because in my opinion, that’s what allows an actor to reach out past the surface of the screen and touch the audience.