For me, the whole thing is about to perform the story and the character properly. When I play a new character, I worry about knowing everything about her, empathizing with her, and making her three-dimensional, someone with a clear silhouette.
I abstain from playing similar characters. Gaining new experiences and reflecting new colors rather than repeating myself is the most enjoyable aspect of this job.
Meditation helps a lot in this regard. I cleanse my energy and create a mental emptiness. I talk to myself, ask questions and guess answers about the character to get in her mind. Next comes observation. I even experiment with the people around me to see how real people would react to my character’s behaviors.
I think my passion is to see all kinds of stories (whether happy or sad) and emotions to be realized in these characters I play. This must be a subconscious motivation to improve my acting.
There may have been many factors but the most important thing is to love everything you do. Everything is shaped by this feeling. Loving what you do, working for it and putting an effort to it.
I do have long-term goals but I prefer to be spontaneous on the way; it makes me happier. I enjoy surprises; it’s much harder and tiresome to try and put things in a pattern – it usually leads me to underperform. Instead of this, using my options more efficiently creates a bigger influence on my life.
Due to my busy schedule, I only turn on the TV when I watch my series. Other than that, smartphones meet most of our needs in this regard. Sometimes, I watch my favorite TV show on my phone when we’re on a break from filming.
I don’t know how I’ll feel when that time comes but if I’m feeling or saying “I should stop here” then it means I’m where I want to be, feeling what I want to feel. Emotions are our biggest asset; they’re one of the most crucial elements to shape our lives.