Julie Jacobs of TheCredit.org has a marvelous interview with Tony winner and JERSEY BOYS movie star John Lloyd Young! JLY chats about his early days, his JB experience, working with Clint Eastwood, and what it was like to take his performance from stage to screen. Below is a sneak peek:
The Credits: Is there anything notably different about the movie version of Jersey Boys?
JLY: I think what is the most important difference between the movie and the show is that the movie goes much deeper into the character. For example, in the show Frankie’s daughter is only touched upon, but in the movie we see her at three stages of her life, so we really get to understand his relationship to his daughter. We see her at 4, at 11, and at 17. Three different actresses play her as she’s aging. You get to go a lot deeper with the character.
I find that one of the great joys in acting is enveloping yourself in the character. On stage there are so many artificial elements, the lights, the audience right there in front of you, certain scenery things, the quick changes that you have to do, that sort of take you out of the illusion in your mind. You have to really block certain things out that let you know, as the actor, that you’re not actually really in these circumstances. You have to push your imagination into high gear. But what it’s like on a film set is everything around you is so real, it’s like stepping into the life of the other person as closely as you can. For me, film acting is the closest you could get to actually believing the fantasy.
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