At that time, if you appeared in a film made overseas you didn't get a SAG contract.
It's trial by error and hopefully you work with directors who can modulate your performance and that's really the key.
That was a big part of my education, seeing such great actors night after night.
And having performed in high school productions and college productions I was primarily familiar with live performances on stage.
Yes, now, no matter what country, if you are a SAG actor, you get a SAG contract.
I'm not a big slasher film fan.
Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that.
I was in a three-year program. I left after two years to work, but I can't say enough about how wonderful an experience it was as a young actor.
I was not prepared for the actual process itself; having to go to the shop and having some molds done.
I mean, we had guest speakers come in to talk about acting. I'm talking about Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson.
You need help when you're starting out. On the other hand, some people are very naturalistic to begin with.
I went to the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art and returned to New York where I started my career.
I have, I think to do a play a year is very good if you can afford the time and the energy because it's difficult to do, it's really the actors medium of course, because you're really out there and nobody's yelling cut so, yeah I have.
I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested.
Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.