Film Courage: You talk about being a teacher. We are in Sherman Oaks at the Young Actor’s Space (a beautiful studio here). I’ve seen a lot of actors in the hallway [while preparing for this interview].
I know you cross paths with (I’m sure) so many young actors, they are new to Los Angeles. So in your first classes with those actors, what are some of the things that you’re going over with them? Is it about craft? Or is it just about balance?
Choice Skinner, Actor/Director/Instructor: It’s really never about the craft because sometimes I get actors that studied in college and they come to me with a degree and I’m like Okay, well I have to watch them. They always ask me “Do you have an audit?” And I say “I have a working audit. I want to see you on stage. I want to throw you to the wolves. I want you to have that focus and discipline that is necessary to see if you can fit in what I’ve got going on.”
The craft…listen we are all good liars, everybody is. And that to me is the ultimate form of acting. Acting is lying. And I’ve said it before, no one likes the term…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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