With over 60 TV and film credits to his name spanning from 1965 to date – including The Color Purple, The Harimaya Bridge, Knotts Landing, Dynasty, and The Young and the Restless – actor/director Bennet (Ben) Guillory talks candidly and introspectively with ActorsE Chat host Ron Brewington.
During the interview Guillory reflects on how he got started as an actor in the San Francisco Bay area along with friend and fellow actor Danny Glover. He offers some invaluable insights about the craft of acting.
When asked what to do during dry spells between TV and film work he says, “Hope and pray…the majority of actors have a lot of downtime…[so] to hone craft, be a progressive actor, work at craft, you go to the theatre [do a small production].” He offers tips on film acting, stage acting and ensembles. Speaking on The Color Purple he says, “I’d read the book five years before the production…I was very moved…it was the first film I’d ever done.”
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