Kevin Bacon on honing your craft of acting. Enjoy the whole series at http://www.funnyordie.com/actoronacting
- November 30, 2015
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Director- Allan McLeod
Producer- Eleanor Winkler & Brianne Trosie
DP- Matt Sweeney
Editor- Brad Schultz
Graphics- Shawn James
Production Coordinator- Ross Buran
B Cam Op- Michael Lincoln
C Cam Op- Matt Diamond
1st AC Jorel Odell
2nd AC- Andrew Batista
Gaffer- Jenn Cohen
Key Grip- Brad Carr
Best Boy- Zach Zeidman
Swing- Max Erwin
Production Designer- Justine Smith
Art Director- Brad Salo & Stuart Smith
Wardrobe- Michelle Thompson
Hair & Makeup- Emily Rae & Jen Osbourne
Sound Mixer- Ben Forman & GoPal Bidari
PA- Edgar Castillo & David Ferrier
November 30, 2015
Kevin Bacon: Hello, I'm Kevin Bacon.
Welcome to The Actor on Acting.
Kevin Bacon: Acting is an art, but
it's also a business.
Kevin Bacon: They don't call it show-
Kevin Bacon: You want longevity,
you gotta take care of yourself.
Kevin Bacon: You gotta eat right.
You gotta exercise.
Kevin Bacon: You gotta do safe amounts
Kevin Bacon: Okay, so the craft service
table, this is one of
Kevin Bacon: the most dangerous places
for an actor to be.
Kevin Bacon: Tell me, which one of these
snacks here is
Kevin Bacon: okay for you to eat?
Kevin Bacon: Go ahead.
Leslie: This macrobiotic
Kevin Bacon: Wrong!
Kevin Bacon: It was a trick question.
Kevin Bacon: You can't eat anything.
Leslie: You mean like,
Kevin Bacon: Bird seed is a healthy
alternative to that
Kevin Bacon: breakfast burrito.
Sometimes I just eat some grass
Kevin Bacon: for lunch.
Just a little lemon.
Kevin Bacon: It's not bad.
Kevin Bacon: Okay, so here's something
you may not know
Kevin Bacon: about Mystic River.
Mystic River was originally
Kevin Bacon: a web series. I got a
call from Clint Eastwood,
Kevin Bacon: and he says, "I got this great
idea for a web series.
Kevin Bacon: It's called Mystic River."
Kevin Bacon: A web series is not
worth your time.
Kevin Bacon: Who watches web series?
Kevin Bacon: Right?
Kevin Bacon: Have any of you actually
even seen a web series?
Chester: Isn't this a
Kevin Bacon: The point is that, I
said to Clint,
Kevin Bacon: make it a movie, and I'm in.
And the rest is history.
Kevin Bacon: That's Mystic River.
Male 1: So Jenny Coughlan there.
Jenny with the bod, the voice,
Male 1: the cuffs, the girl that
makes gay guys reconsider
Male 1: their orientation.
Chester: What's your
Male 1: She's trying to bed you,
and you don't even blink.
Chester: She's married Whitey.
Male 1: You're going to talk
Lauren in 6 months.
Chester: She calls all the time.
Male 1: She doesn't speak.
Male 1: Weirdest fucking thing
I've ever heard.
Chester: One of these days the
phone will ring, and
Chester: she'll talk. I'll pick
it up, and she'll tell me
Chester: why she left.
Kevin Bacon: And cut.
Kevin Bacon: Uh, Chester, there's
really no reason to
Kevin Bacon: play the character of
Detective Sean Devine
Kevin Bacon: any differently than
the way I played it.
Kevin Bacon: Wouldn't you agree?
Chester: Yeah, I...yeah.
Kevin Bacon: Doesn't seem like
Chester: (whispers) What do I do?
Kevin Bacon: One of these days,
the phone will ring,
Kevin Bacon: and she'll talk.
I'll pick it up, and she'll
Kevin Bacon: tell me why she left.
Kevin Bacon: Aaand, cut.
Kevin Bacon: My advice is copy
how I did it.
Kevin Bacon: To be a good actor, you
have to live your life.
Kevin Bacon: You have to have
Kevin Bacon: You can do anything you
want. You can be a painter.
Kevin Bacon: You can be a philosopher.
You can have hobbies.
Kevin Bacon: You can own a bar, or
restaurant, be a politician,
Kevin Bacon: be a song writer, start
a band with your brother...
Kevin Bacon: ♪ Just today ♪
Kevin Bacon: ♪ Giving up some of
my power ♪
Kevin Bacon: ♪ Stop my run and
smell the flower ♪
Kevin Bacon: ♪ And in 24 short
Kevin Bacon: ♪ See my worries
float away ♪
Kevin Bacon: Yeah, a lot of casting
today is web based.
Leslie: Are any of you on the
casting web sites?
Leslie: Sure. Casting Access.
Acting Frontier. Actors Connection...
Kevin Bacon: Okay, you need to get
serious. Okay, you need
Kevin Bacon: to sign up for Tinder,
Grindr, Ashley Madison,
Kevin Bacon: and sleep with as many
directors, producers, and
Kevin Bacon: casting directors as you
Kevin Bacon: This is the best advice
I can give you.