“GOOD CASTING INVOLVES THE DIRECTOR GETTING THE BEST OUT OF AN ACTOR”
(Santo Domingo, November 14, 2013) Mexican actress Adriana Barraza said that for good casting, “the person behind the camera, the director, must be able to get the best out of the actor.”
Barraza spoke during a discussion held in the auditorium of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode) as part of the activities of the 7th edition of the Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (FCGD).
The renowned acting teacher said that when an actor is doing a casting audition he should be calm, and this requires the director of the audition to offer security and tranquility to the actor.
“But reality shows us that casting directors, in most cases, have no patience,” she lamented.
The international actress spoke about her experience working with renowned film director Kenneth Branagh on the film Thor. “Although my scenes were not used in Thor, only some images, the experience of seeing Branagh direct was wonderful for me because I could see the joy with which he worked and the assistance he gave the actors, with acting classes on the set itself.”
Barraza referenced her own artistic career, highlighting the novels, plays and film productions that she took part in.
She recommended that actors, who always must interpret a character, go from the micro aspects to the macro ones, trying to find a sense of reality within the fiction, so that throughout their careers, “the audience can differentiate one character from another,” she said.
At the end of the discussion, the audience consisting of filmmakers, actors and students from different schools questioned Barraza about the world of acting.