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Acting Advice from the Star Wars Actors! #MaytheFourth

National Star Wars Day — also known as May the Fourth — is this weekend and MAX Agency wanted to do our part in honouring the epic franchise.

We’ve collected some of the best acting advice from the actors who play the most iconic Star Wars roles in the series. It surely doesn’t hurt to absorb some advice from these legendary actors.

 

 

Carrie Fisher

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hamill

“Character roles only indicate that they’re very different from who you are as a person, and for me, it’s fun hiding behind characters that are so unlike who I am.”

 

 

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Harrison Ford

“It doesn’t interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don’t want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously.”

 

 

 

Alec Guinness

“An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment – his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.”

 

 

 

 

 

Hayden Christiansen

“Actors are observers. They’re trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you’re the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It’s all wrong.”

 

 

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Billy Dee Williams

“I tend to approach characters not based on ethnicity but on some unique individual qualities, and I’ve set my whole life that way. I don’t want any sort of limitations imposed on my work. If you truly want to be a creative person, you can’t limit yourself.”

 

 

 

Natalie Portman

“Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.”

“I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there.”

 

 

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Daisy Ridley

“I auditioned for this agency. I got an advertisement first, and then something else, which I got fired from. It was soul-destroying. And then the next thing I got, I thought was going to be my big break, and they cut the role. It was only the year that I started auditioning for ‘Star Wars’ when I really started getting roles.”

 

 

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Adam Driver

“Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.”

“There’s such an emphasis on having a character be likeable. I don’t think it would be helpful if I worried about that. I mean, not everyone’s likeable.”

 

 

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John Boyega

“I remember my manager telling me, ‘Be myself, be humble, keep rooted, keep God first’. Those words were very helpful.”

“I’ve been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry.”

 

 

 

Oscar Isaac

“The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I’ll be at showing them in my acting.”

“When I’m creating a character, I don’t see it so much as playing someone else as just playing a specific part of myself under certain circumstances.”

 

 

 

Happy #MayTheFourth! How are you celebrating?


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The Best Quotes From Sagittarius Celebrities!

It’s officially Sagittarius season!

Are you a Sagittarius? Find out which other celebs fall under this star sign and what “Sagittarian” things they have to say below:

grammy.com

“I’m a Sagittarius, and one of our major qualities is that we’re blindly optimistic, I love to travel, I’m always up for adventure but also always want something new. Sagittarians are really independent, and we like our space. We’re drawn to love but battle for that need for independence.” – Taylor Swift

 

Billboard

“I don’t promote giving up. I promote fighting and winning.” – Nicki Minaj

 

USA Today

“Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.” – Miley Cyrus

 

Billboard

“My goal is to give girls and boys a different idea of expression. It’s not always about looking pretty or cute. It’s about expressing yourself however that may be, even if that’s being silly or goofy or weird.” – Sia

 

grammy.com

“I’ve always followed my heart and pursued my dreams, and I imagine that people find that inspiring. I hope that is the effect I have on my fans and people in general. I definitely want to project a positive energy out into the world.” – Britney Spears

 

Billboard

“We gonna win more. We gonna live more. We the best.” – DJ Khaled

 

grammy.com

“Life is all there is. And if that’s true, then we have to really live it — we have to take it for everything it has and “die enormous” instead of “living dormant.”” – Jay-Z

 

Evening Standard

“I never want to put my name on something that I don’t love or wouldn’t wear myself.” – Hailey Baldwin

 

Hello Magazine

“By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.” – Brad Pitt

 

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“Whether I’m a bit of an old soul or not, I am who I am, and that doesn’t change, whether I’m with adults or with my friends.” – Hailee Steinfeld

 

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