Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Process of Waiting

The actor Alfred Molina, currently appearing as the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in RED, on acting, painting, and the creative process:
"The mechanics of what we do is really rather dull.  The notion that there is some kind of process, some kind of magical alchemical formula is nonsense.  I don't know my 'process.'  But I can tell you what I do.  The day-to-day grind of getting up and learning your lines and coming into work and going over the same bits is work.  But the journey toward creativity is always mundane.  Bloody hell.  It's the same for any creative endeavor.  It's not just about painting or the fine arts.  It's about everything we do.  It's a process of waiting."

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