From Sir Anthony Hopkins:
"(Theater) gave me the sheer discipline and the foundation to learn text and the technique of speech, as well as to take on masses of literature: Chekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare. And it’s stayed with me over these years.”
His first words of advice for young actors follow a similar path.
“Get a training in the theater. When young actors get choosy, they should just work. Whatever work comes in, just do it. Accept anything just for the sheer experience of it."
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