Interview: Actors

 It’s the third day of the St. Marienthal seminar. At this point the ice has been broken, participants have been split into workshop groups and the work can start. We’ve chosen to visit the actor’s workshop and see what their first day looks like. We came in the middle of the script reading session. The actors already have their roles assigned and they are going through some of the scenes. After every scene they give each other feedback. We’ve decided to interview some of them.

 Erik:

What is your role in the film?
I'm the German guy, who makes friends with the refugee.

Do you like the script?
Yes, it's good, I guess.

Do you have any experience with acting?
Yes, I've been in the drama club. In Sweden we have art classes, so I attend acting classes there. But that isn’t acting for movies, it’s acting for theatre and it's a big difference.

Nellija:

What is your role in the film?
I'm only an interviewee in a interview.

Do you like the script?
Yes, I think it's very interesting. I like to watch the others trying to play their roles.

Why did you choose this workshop?
Because at my school I do a little bit of acting class too, so I thought this could be a new experience for me.

How do you feel about it so far?
We all are very friendly. Funny stuff happens, because they try the role again and again. I can't wait for the result-what it's going to look like.

Oliver-Leader of actors:

Can you tell us what your workshop is about?
My workshop is about the creative part of the short movie. I'm training the actors and I'm trying to work out the characters of that.

How do you feel about this year group?
There are very interesting people. They try to be honest in the characters. They are able to criticize the others but also open to be criticism and that isn‘t as simple as it sounds. I am enjoying working with them.

What do you consider the most important qualities of an actor?
For acting students it's important to be open-minded and look around for other people, who they meet on the workshop. To be open-minded about their characters. I'm looking for members with a smile.

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