Living the Dream Podcast #15
When I was in college studying acting, we were told that there was a tried and true path to being a working actor. A path every actor worth respecting has trodden.
Now that I’ve taught acting for fifteen years, and watched the whole business utterly transform in the wake of all sorts of new developments, I’m wondering if that path we were told about in college still exists.
That’s the purpose of this podcast series. Over the next year, I am going to interview actors from all over. I am asking all kinds of actors to share why they act and how they act, in a world of diminished residuals, rising student loan interest rates, reduced network pick-ups, and a dying regional theatre circuit. How are actors faring as the business both widens its spectrum but also narrows the amount of available work? How did their training help prepare them for each and every day?
Today I talk to Rachel Keller, co-star of Holidaysburg, and most recently of Fargo: Season 2. We talk about the difficulty, but necessity, of taking responsibility as an actor, keeping focussed rather than keeping "busy" and how to collaborate, even when your collaborators are almost mythic in their celebrity...
Theme song by Chris Martel & Ben Patey.