What Is ‘Method Acting’?

What Is 'Method Acting'?Method acting involves adopting the lifestyle, habits or traits that are a reflection of the character you are trying to portray. Immersing yourself heavily into your characters mindset, will enable you to understand their motives or actions and gain a better understanding of how they feel. As a result you portray them with greater accuracy; many successful actors and actresses have adopted this particular method and as a result gained awards and praise for performances using method acting. Based on the theories of Stanislavsky, ‘the method’ as it is also known is associated mainly with Lee Strasberg. Some famous method actors/actresses include Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Edward Norton, Adrian Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and of course Marilyn Monroe!

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