“With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting. It’s lying.”-Johnny Depp
In this quote Johnny Depp is pointing out that the beauty in acting is letting part of yourself be that character and having the opportunity to put your own unique traits into that character to make a more personal connection. Johnny Depp takes roles of characters that fit his personality so that he feel that he can relate to the character and make personal connections with that new role.
“Music is still part of my life, but I hate the idea of people coming to see me play the guitar because they’ve seen me in movies. You want people who are listening to be only interested in the music.”-Johnny Depp
Johnny likes to write music and when he’s playing his guitar he doesn’t want people to go listen to him play because they’ve seen him in movies, but wants them to be there to see the beauty in his music and enjoy it. This is because the music itself is the art not the artist and he wants the listeners to be interested in his music and not in his career.
“I haven’t personally in my real life had many people close to me die, but my characters have, and I’ve had to live that as though it’s real. And it can take a really big emotional toll on someone.”-Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev makes everything her character goes through personal. She see’s and feels everything her character is experiencing. Although she has not personally experienced death of a close friend or family member her character has and she has made a personal connection with not only the characters emotions but with the people the character associates with. She can truly see the depth and beauty in the art.
“I think you have to draw from any character and bring it to yourself as much as possible.”-Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev believes that for someone to do well on their role they have to become one with the character, find a way to connect with them. It gives you a better understanding of why the character is the way he/she is. You can’t play the part right if you do not value the role of the character and value the art of acting.
I feel that this project has given me not only a better understanding but also the value and beauty behind art. Art can be therapeutic or a passion. Nina Dobrev helped me understand that a personal connection with your character is always important and Johnny Depp helped me realize that art allows someone to be themselves. Art is whatever you want it to be. Art can be singing, acting, designing, drawing, and so much more. I now understand that art is important and a wide variety of things and no matter what the art is, it’s valued in someones eyes.