Friday, November 14, 2008

Jeanne Moureau on Film Acting

"It is not possible to do theater and stage acting together.  On stage one feels extroverted, selfish.  In films one feels personal, private."

"Acting is more difficult for the screen because it deals with mysteries of self and feeling that must be revealed.  Rehearsal in the theater is the reverse.  It is like a hidden war--fighting against yourself.  A good director in the theater is interested in what you hide.  Hiding is less easy in films."

--  Jeanne Moreau, in an interview some years ago with Stanley Kauffmann that he writes about in The New Republic, on Wed., Nov. 19th, 2008

1 comment:

Jon said...

Jeanne Moreau, perhaps? :)