If you can jump up onstage and make people laugh, shouldn't you also be able to inhabit a character?
I don't like to come at my character from some really technical place.
I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There's a period of mourning for me, definitely.
The more I love the character, the harder it is to get it wrong. I have to get to a point that I can speak for them.
I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.