I wanted to share a recent and very candid conversation I had with my producer, Christa.
When an actor asks ‘what’s my inspiration?’ for moving lazily to the left–and this started off as very comedic and genial–it’s honestly often because we just need the actor to move to the left and not be obvious about it, hence the lazy adjective. We don’t always have some underlying meaning for you to move, sometimes we just need you out of the way. It’s not a bad question to ask, but when a production staff is exasperated with the question (and it is always the question, not the person), realize that it isn’t about inspiration.
I hope this doesn’t offend any actors in the world and I’d be happy to take a few punches on the chin about this stance but it’s one perspective and it’s mine. Maybe someone will change my mind but for now, I’m happy with laughing about this stance.
‘Til next time.