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1,023 - Learning to Act

August 8th, 2014

Episode 119 of 489 episodes

Are you an acting genius? If not, you can learn how to act by listening to this episode, or at least improve your English. Slow Dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 3:30 Fast Dialog: 17:27 Richard: It’s 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Why are you banging those pots and pans? Elizabeth: I have an audition coming up and I’m rehearsing. Richard: By banging pots and pans? Elizabeth: I’m up for a part as a 1950s housewife. I need to learn my lines and be prepared to improvise. That’s why I’m cooking you a 10-course breakfast. I want to practice staying in character. Richard: I don’t really want a 10-course breakfast, but if it helps you with your audition... Elizabeth: It will. I have to stretch my acting chops and really get into the head of the character. Richard: Right. Whatever you say. Elizabeth: “Yes, dear. Your breakfast will be ready and waiting when you want it.” Did I project enough? Did I emote enough? Richard: You were great. What kind of acting job is this? Elizabeth: It’s a small one. Richard: In a film? Elizabeth: No. Richard: In a TV show? Elizabeth: Not exactly. Richard: What is it? Elizabeth: It’s a commercial. It’s only a bit part, but you know what they say: There are no small parts, only small actors! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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