As a performer, when I was choosing roles to audition for, the process changed for me the older I got.
I definitely got an awareness somewhere around 16–17 that there were some roles I didn’t want to go up for.
I never wanted to be a “lead.” I realized that I absolutely hated the “spotlight.”
At that point, I started actively going for minor things that were very much against “type.” It didn’t matter what the content was, what the role required, I just wanted to perform somehow, but not anywhere anyone would really notice.
To that end I even started doing some modeling – provided I was made unrecognizable somehow.
For me, I would not take any role where there was a possibility I would have to be myself.
Well, any good actor will tell you that great acting requires you to put your whole self into a part – so when I realized that, I stopped altogether.
Actors choose or avoid roles for a variety of reasons, but the best performances come from those who are willing to be vulnerable.
Some may be altered permanently by the experience, absolutely.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Do-actors-experience-of-playing-different-roles-change-them-vicariously-If-so-how-And-is-there-any-moral-responsibility-to-choosing-roles
Originally Posted On: 2016-06-20