I sometimes think what is important in ating is reaction.

Ittoku Kishibe

 

 

The actor who is skillful in playing uncanny-looking people in a singsong says that it is more important how to respond to the opposite's line than to say his line. That's why "even when he does not appear in the cut, if some other person is playing, he sits on the other side and plays opposite to him/her," he says. Acting of accepting rather than performing. From the series by a movie historian, Taichi Kasuga, "Actors Are Made Of Words" ("Weekly Post" last November 23 issue).

 

"February 14  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"