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This is an interesting and difficult set of questions to answer.

1) If you could hang out with an actor or actress (dead or alive) for a day who would it be, and why?
And difficult right from the start, because I don't know any actors, male or female. As Angel said, when drugged by the Character Rebecca in the series 1 episode 'Eternity', “They always mistake me for the character I play." And that's the issue with this question for me - I might like the character, but that doesn't mean I will like the actor, or find them interesting. Or they me, for that matter.

2) What would you do with him or her?
If I could be certain they would be intelligent, articulate, witty and forthcoming, I would enjoy a chance to sit over a meal and ask about the art of acting. I would enjoy hearing about the research and thought that goes into developing a character for stage or screen. Something like a live version of Anthony Sher's book "The Year of the King", which was a wonderful description of his preparations for playing Richard III with the RSC. I once saw a TV programme that was a masterclass on acting for the camera, given by Michael Caine to a group of young stage actors. It was fascinating.

3) Do you have a favourite movie of theirs? If so, name it.
There are many actors who I use as a sort of proxy for judging the likely quality or enjoyability of a film, when deciding whether to watch it or not. Who they are depends on the genre. So it could be Vin Deisel or Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren or Bruce Willis. A favourite film? I couldn't even. There are too many that I enjoyed for very different reasons.

4) If you could hang out with a rock star (dead or alive) for a day who would it be, and why?
And the same issue applies, compounded by the fact that I don't really listen to music and I'm not very interested in hearing about the thought that goes into creating songs. Although, there was a series on the radio a year or so ago, in which a number of classical singers, musicians and historians inspected the original scores of composers. Their discussion and dissection of the marks and annotations made fascinating listening.

5) Are you able to play one of their songs on the guitar, bass, or drums?
*laughs* No, I don't play any musical instruments. There was a time when I tried to learn guitar, but I didn't really care enough to persist.

That was fun. It is nice to have a reason to post and it is nice to have questions that make me think.

Happy Saturday, people.

Date: 2017-02-25 09:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kazzy-cee.livejournal.com
Ooooo! I like these - I shall have to post a day late ;)

I agree it's difficult to choose because we only see the stage persona of musicians or actors.

Date: 2017-02-26 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
Yeah, they were good questions this week.

Date: 2017-02-25 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
That was fascinating. I'm with you on not "knowing" these people, only the characters they play. Their public personas are probably a performance, too.

Date: 2017-02-26 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
Thinking about how I am a different person at work and at home, I think you are very right.

Date: 2017-02-25 06:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shapinglight
“They always mistake me for the character I play."

Yeah, I made that mistake when talking to Kristine Sutherland at a convention once. Soo embarrassing when I realised what I was doing. I apologised profusely and backed away fast.

Date: 2017-02-26 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
Oh dear. But she was so good at being Joyce, I'd say it was very understandable.

Date: 2017-02-25 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I recently reread Year of the King - still one of my favourite ever books.

Yeah, I couldn't think of an actor or a rock star I'd particularly like to hang out with - musicians yes, rock stars no.. *g*

Date: 2017-02-26 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
musicians yes, rock stars no.
But you are more into music than me, I think. Although, live music is different and I can think of a few people I would enjoy spending time with, if they were giving me a private concert *g*

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