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Interview with Acting Teacher Wendy Ward - Part 5
...A Story of just one of many actress auditions and what it took to get the part.
In part 4 of this exclusive interview , Wendy continues her explanation as to why acting training is important and gives you some great advice and things you absolutely need to know.
Wendy: I had a girl who was here studying with me about 10 years ago. About four years later, Tony, out of the blue, I got an e-mail from her. She wrote to thank me because she got a role in a television show. She was so excited. She told me all about how her Meisner training really worked for her in the audition. I then called her and asked her how many girls they auditioned for that role. She told me that they interviewed/auditioned 1,200 girls! Twelve-hundred!
I’m a firm believer in “do it right the first time.” Spend at least a good year or two getting some solid training. And then follow that up with as much acting work as you can – especially on stage. Stage is still where the best skills are acquired. You have to set aside time for this or you will do tons of 3-day workshops that don’t get you very far. Taking the time to train does not mean you’ll miss out on anything. There will always be an independent film that needs you, a casting director looking for new talent, etc. It a glutted environment, it’s probably more important now than it ever was to get good training.
End of part 5. In part 6 of this exclusive interview with Ward Acting Studio founder Wendy Ward, she talks about the Meisner Technique of Acting, which she teaches at her acting school.
Visit Wendy Ward at the official Ward Studio website.
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