Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 02:03 min
Helen shares her final thoughts and leaves you with her practical—and delightfully blunt—advice for young actors.
People say what's, in a few words, your advice for young actors? And I always say be on time, don't be an asshole. And that's it. That's really end of story. But anyway, don't be a time waster. But if you're not a time waster, and, you know, you're there and prepared and all the rest of the things you have to be, then film sets are pretty kind to you, because you've earned it. And you can say, look, let me just try one more time or six more times or whatever. But always be polite. Try to always be on time. And be as gracious as you can, but be very careful. Be self-protective as well, because sometimes what the film or the movie want for the film or the movie is not actually what is right for you. I didn't go to drama school. I have never been to a drama class. But I have worked professionally as an actress. And it's those, you know, sometimes complicated and sometimes very simple ideas and understandings that I've picked up that I've tried to communicate with you. I hope you've had as good a time with me as I've had with you. This is the first time in my life I have ever actually talked about my career and my work in this way. And it's been quite a journey for me. Thank you so much for coming on the journey with me. It's been an education for me, as well as for you, so thank you.
In her first-ever online acting class, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren shares the techniques she has learned through the course of her international career that has spanned stage, screen, and television. Her powerful and versatile performances have earned her numerous awards, including the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in The Queen, a Tony Award in 2015 for her performance in The Audience, and four Emmy Awards.
I really enjoyed and learned at lot from this Master Class with Helen Mirrin. Because of her diverse background of acting both in Shakespeare and in popular television shows, and under a variety of directorial styles, her approach can be seen as both classic and modern, and not rooted in orthodoxy or rigidity. The course is a winner!
As a drama school graduate I have to say that a lot what Helen Mirren said was part of my curriculum but she also gave me a different perspective which opened a lot of new opportunities
The production, content, instructor's insights were incredibly valuable.
Great start by talking about just the simple thing of walking as your self or as a character, has me thinking....