Is acting hazardous? On the risks of immersing oneself in a role

Is acting hazardous? On the risks of immersing oneself in a role

However, fully immersed actors ‘forget themselves’ in the sense that they actively ignore facts about who they are, temporarily subordinating their own thoughts and feelings to those of their character. Actors forget their identities like stoners forget the quadratic formula. The information isn’t gone – just temporarily offline.

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