|More adventures in acting class
||[Jan. 28th, 2009|10:58 pm]
In acting class, today, we had to do cold reads (which is where you get a scene partner and a scene, and you have about 10 minutes to work out what you're going to do, then you perform it). I ended up with this bigger guy that I'm friends with. Anyways, the scene called for me to punch him.
Now, they've told us to run everything that might be physical by your scene partner to see if it's okay with them, so naturally I did. He said, "Hit me as hard as you want, wherever. In the face, the chest, the stomach... You can even kick me in the shins." Alright, I thought, He's pretty sturdy. He can take more than I can dish out.
So we get to doing the scene in front of the entire class, and at the given moment, I walk over and shove him (I was afraid that I might actually hurt him if I did punch him). Apparently, he wasn't expecting me to really do all that much, and I had been counting on him bracing himself. To make a long story short, he ended up flying backwards about a foot, falling on his butt, with his feet flying up in the air...
Ooops. He was totally alright and was really good-natured about it, but I was really embarrassed!!! And of course, someone else in the class said, "Wow. Alison must have some deep emotional connection with this scene." At least he was alright, and this made for a good story. lol