What’s “The Actor’s Diet?”
This isn’t called “The Actor’s Diet” to tell you how to eat so you end up looking like a certain celebrity. Like all people, actors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and their diets vary accordingly. But unlike most people, actors have unique circumstances that center around their bodies. Sometimes we need to get strong for an action movie, lose weight to look sick, tone up for a bathing suit scene, or figure out how to fit into the same costume for reshoots. With very little time to prepare.
But let’s face it, that’s when we ARE actually working (which, for most actors who aren’t huge stars – like me – is rare). Another occupational hazard is the prevalent unemployment and constant rejection that is 95% of the job. Learning how to deal with the stress of these constant negatives without turning to harmful eating patterns or abusive self talk is an ongoing lesson.
How to deal with all this in the healthiest way possible? Especially when confronted with the crafts service table on set?
“The Actor’s Diet” will show you how I attempt to navigate these unique challenges, in addition to exploring how other performers eat.
(Me in 2005′s “Saving Face” – eating many, many, many hot dogs and trying not to freak out about fitting into my costume the next day)