I really like and identified with this article.

I definitely had the experience when I was little of not being able to separate myself from my characters. It is a confusing thing to try and ferret out reality from fiction. Especially when the art you produce demands you to believe and commit 100%.

This was a super interesting read.

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  • Playhouse

    on March 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Fantastic share. Very good thoughts for actors, and also a worthwhile examination of human behavior and psyche. Hadn’t given much thought to it before, but I am a bit surprised there haven’t been serious studies done into the various mechanics of acting and what they reveal about the human condition. Think it’s just as valid as the examinations of the societal reflections of art. Terrific subject. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  • Jonathan E

    on March 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Could never understand the need for fame. Everyone wants to be a star. A famous actor/actress. Why can’t you be just yourself? Portraying someone else can’t be easy. Expressing and believing in emotions you don’t have must be confusing and difficult. Problematic? It must be. Even more so than most people realize. I’ve seen your work and the characters you portray are believable. But that isn’t for everyone. The stress and stuff that goes with that is gotta be difficult on the actor/actress as a person. I appreciate the people that can deal with that. Separating fact from fiction must suck. Dealing with your own personal stuff on a day to day basis, then becoming someone else at work and dealing with your characters personal stuff, gotta get confusing at times. So, not for everyone. I really do give credit to the people who can make a living this way

  • jbrande55

    on March 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Such complete dedication proved fatal for Heath Ledger .

  • Fredrik Dunge

    on March 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Can’t say I’m surprised you had a brush with this, some of the posts you make definitely suggest that you either borrowed heavily on yourself for Chloe or that you in you ten years of playing that role picked up some of her traits as your own.
    I’ve had similiar experiences when writing, sometimes it’s hard to keep a character traits separated from your own, though an author has it easier since he (or she) can chose to shift perspective every now and then (as well as taking breaks and writing something else) while an actor is locked in the role and in his/her schedule.