Acting Class Los Angeles: Andrew Wood Acting Studio

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Los Angeles Acting Classes

When it comes to honing your acting skills, Los Angeles Acting Classes is a mecca for aspiring actors. With its rich cinematic history and abundance of resources, it’s no surprise that many are drawn to the city in pursuit of acting excellence. For actors who have diligently navigated the foundational journey of our Essentials course, […]

Is Attending an Acting Studio Essential for Pursuing Your Acting Career?

Acting Career

In the world of acting, the journey to success is often paved with uncertainty and challenges. Aspiring actors frequently ponder whether attending an acting studio is a crucial step towards achieving their dreams. At Andrew Wood Acting Studio, we firmly believe that enrolling in an acting studio is not just beneficial but absolutely necessary for […]

Michael Fassbender: ¨I want to be well-prepared so I have the ability to have freedom¨

Michael Fassbender

In this clip, actor Michael Fassbender (The Killer, X-Men: Apocalypse, Alien: Covenant) talks about wanting to “be well-prepared so I can have freedom”. This may seem surprising to some aspiring actors, who think that preparation gets in the way of freedom and spontaneity. But in fact it’s the opposite: to paraphrase the great scientist Louis […]

Jeremy Strong on preparation

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong of Succession fame had this to say: “Most of acting is about preparation, so that if you are armed with a visceral understanding of this character, you can get to set and essentially just play and be in the moment. And I’d say or do anything formed by that understanding.” – Jeremy Strong […]

rami malek on playing freddie mercury

Rami Malek

NPR did a nice interview with Rami Malek about his work on the role of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. I particularly like this bit: Malek speculates that the singer’s showmanship sprung from a desire to find his place in the world. Born in Zanzibar as Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury had buck teeth and was called […]

on acting in comedy, according to Michael McKean


Came across this gem in a Slate interview with Michael McKean of Better Call Saul: I don’t think that a comedy performance—You know, it’s essentially the same job, no matter what. You find out what your character wants and then you go for it. That’s really how to do anything. They’re just going to write […]

advice from Phillip Seymour Hoffman

“Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.”–Phillip Seymour Hoffman

on not judging the character, Tom Hiddleston as Loki edition

I’ve been indulging myself with the relentlessly posh miniseries The Night Manager, and as a consequence I have read a bit about the star, Tom Hiddleston. I came across this: Is Loki a villain or an antihero? “Ha ha. Well, every villain is a hero in his own mind. The key thing about any character […]