A new story from ID10T with Chris Hardwick


Environments. I you know what it is like bill. I think it's what we do is it's very hard to the when you're a performer. Is Very hard to see tangible results. And so we're always looking looking to like. Am I working people showing up to my shows and my getting like we have all these weird metrics to determine whether or not we're doing the thing and the great thing about restoration or the or at least you know design is that you can like living the thing and you go. This is it. I made it and this is a physical. I love a representation of what I did and I reverted. Yeah Okay 'cause I was GonNa say I sort of deeply relate to that and I grew up with my mom and my mom's interior decorator. But she's a she's like a classicist. My stepbrother who I grew up with since I was like do who is literally like a cl-. He's one of the few classical architects in the country. I mean he travels does. He's like a master of it. You know he does some some of the most remarkable work and The attention to detail and kind of obsession and kind of peace that I find in in aesthetic is a huge part of why it was imperative that I like become a director. was you know composition and texture and and all of that gives me great piece. I used to feel kind of guilty that you know we're not guilty but I judge myself for needing thing the visuals of a room that inhabit to be certainly and you know payroll control-freak. I'm like I actually. I actually find my my mom and I talked about it and I was like she was like no. You know. There's great peace in expressing yourself. She's like it's an art form to to kind of put together a room or an environment. It's like it's a storied environment like it was like. Oh yes that's what it is. It's like if you're directing something and you have a frame and you can kind of populate that frame that increment of space with a story like that was deeply appealing to make sure or but but director is also like twenty jobs and which is so overwhelming to me. Because you know if we're if we're going with this analogy of interior design and restoration. I feel like director is not only the architect but also the contractor. You have to take out the subcontract as like lighting and editing and and so you have to design and also do all of the also find emotionality and like the texture. Yeah but but I am inherently like a multitasker and I think I would be very bored to only the visuals right. So it's like. It is the visuals in. I mean not to sound like Uber pretentious. But it's really true. That like the visuals mood right. which is an emotional you know? And so that informs informs like what you see in the space and how you feel in the space as an actor is like Ooh even when you put on your wardrobe for the first time for character you know I kind of know who this person. Yeah it's like putting on the kind of visual sort of cloaks of who this person is who this whole world would this. This world is going to be and that especially it starts with the words it starts with how you sort of build kind of even just the pros of the general description of the room and then what that translates I really love that kind of multifaceted intricate kind of layered four D. way of expressing. Yeah that's a good way to put it in a Ford. Did it but also the idea that you because you've directed yourself as an actor to which to me is is seems like how does someone how do you. How are you able to you know like remove all of the big picture stuff in your head where the director brain nine and just focus on the moment the performer brain without judging the right when getting in the way of each other I think that there is a squeamishness that some people feel that? Oh God I can't see myself do acting you know and I don't have that thing so because I noticed it was like Why is the people? Find that so weird. Okay so.

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