Chemistry. That elusive, indefinable connection between actor and role, and among actors in a cast, can turn a pilot into a hit and an actor-for-hire into a breakout star.
In the future, audiences won't want to simply watch characters, but to control them -- and their environments.
Acting and visual effects sometimes seem hopelessly incompatible. Acting is an organic, spontaneous craft, while vfx uses technology and thrives on meticulous planning. Acting depends on human beings…
He half slides, half crawls into his booth, weary but cheerful, his ribbed black shirt and nutmeg silk scarf under a dark dinner jacket an artful balance of bohemian dishevelment and movie-star chic.
In Britain, where a "season" of a show might easily be six carefully crafted episodes, it's commonplace to see a Ricky Gervais write every script and star in every episode.