Does what you do as an adult allow you to stay true to your childhood dreams?
I often think about those childhood dreams – wanting to be the Pope and then wanting to fly. I don’t want to be the Pope anymore – but I still dream about flying. I have lots of flying dreams and for me, it’s important to keep the child alive. Acting is all about play. The child in us represents the most honest and most authentic person we can possibly be. When I conduct workshops in schools I always say: “if you want to see the best acting you’ll ever see, go home and watch your little brother or sister at play”. They believe absolutely 100% in everything they do. Actors spend years training how to bring the child in us back to our work. What we’re really looking for is authenticity, simplicity and believability. That’s ultimately what we want to achieve as a performer.
I think when you accept that, and stay true to your inner child, you fly!