Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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Marilyn Monroe

An actor is not a machine, no matter how much they want to say you are. Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer…Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, “One tear, right now,” that one tear would pop out. But once there came two tears because I thought, “How dare he?” Goethe said, “Talent is developed in privacy,” you know? And it’s really true. There is a need for aloneness, which I don’t think most people realize for an actor. It’s almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you’ll let the whole world in on only for a moment.

Marilyn Monroe, to Richard Meryman in Life Magazine

Written by nevalalee

March 28, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. Thoughtful truths and good things to remember.

    galtz

    March 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm


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