Actors on Self-Care – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Between caring for family members and pets, tending to work duties and chores, plus battling traffic, it can be a real challenge to find a moment of peace for yourself. When something’s gotta give, people often prioritize themselves last. Self-care is the thoughtful practice of treating yourself with care … Read more

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com “You spend years and years begging for an audition, and you cannot be seen or heard.”—Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain’s impressive career seemed to blossom overnight—a relative of Hollywood newcomer being cast alongside established actors like Helen Mirren and Brad Pitt. After a steady flow of hits over the years, her … Read more

Kate Winslet’s Acting Advice – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet boasts an eclectic resume, often portraying headstrong, complicated characters. She landed her first professional acting job at the age of 11 dancing in a cereal commercial. Now at the age of 46, the “Mare of Easttown” star’s career is going as strong as … Read more

Empathizing with Your Character – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Kozlik / Shutterstock.com The father of individual psychology, Alfred Adler, once described empathy as “seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Doesn’t that sound like the job description of an actor? Intellectually identifying with another person’s thoughts and feelings might seem … Read more

Juggling Self and Character – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com “Act the part and you will become the part.” —the late 19th-century philosopher and psychologist William James Acting is a rather mysterious form of art. When actors try to define the craft of acting, they’re sure to give creative and abstract descriptions that are unique to their personal experiences. … Read more

Competing as an Actor – Casting Frontier

Vince Vaughn Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com It’s hard, if not impossible, to avoid competitive feelings when you’re an actor. When auditioning, you compete with a seemingly endless sea of ​​thespians for the same role. In the not-so-long-ago “olden” days, you’d find yourself gathered in a waiting room with several others of your same … Read more

Cate Blanchett on Acting – Casting Frontier

Photo Credit: magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com Cate Blanchett is set to be honored at the 47th Chaplin Award Gala later this month at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. She will be celebrated for her work as an internationally acclaimed actor, producer, artistic director, and humanitarian. The versatile actress started off studying art history in college in … Read more