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#TipTuesday: “Listening is everything,” says Meryl Streep

#TipTuesday is a series Max Agency — a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing menwomen and children — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry! This could be tips on auditions, bookings, and more!

This week’s tip comes from the legendary actress Meryl Streep:

“Listening is everything. Listening is the whole deal. That’s what I think. And I mean that in terms of before you work, after you work, in between work, with your children, with your husband, with your friends, with your mother, with your father. It’s everything. And it’s where you learn everything.”

Our interpretation of this quote is simple. You must always be paying attention to the people and things happening around you in order to become a better actor and a better person. When you understand how and why people are the way they are, you are able to portray them that much better on screen.

Meryl Streep is known as one of the best actresses of all time. She has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards, winning 3 times. She has also been nominated for 31 Golden Globes, winning 8!

Streep began her acting career in theatre before eventually transitioning onto screen.  Since then she has received 83 acting credits, including Julia, The Devil Wears Prada and The Iron Lady.

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