I love hearing HOW someone booked a career-changing role.
I had the great fortune to be reunited with my good friend, Alan, on the Hulu show we’ve been working on the past few months.
Alan and I met 15 years ago when we worked on a mini-series, The Bronx is Burning.
Most recently I’ve been so pumped watching him playing Connor Roy on Succession.
Love that show!!!
You probably first saw Alan in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
So, I interviewed Alan, between camera set ups, about how he booked Succession.
Alan reveals an important trend to take note of – something that has been unfolding over the past 6 or 7 years.
The need for actors in film and TV to be able to IMPROVISE.
90% of the TV and Film projects I’ve been acting in recently have all involved a certain amount of improvisation.
NOTE: What is KEY for improvisation in film and TV is that one fully inhabits the character, and integrates the improvisation within the world of the film or TV show.
Let Alan tell ya! By the way – Season 3 of Succession airs Oct. 17th!!! I can’t wait!!