Friday, April 04, 2014

TOTAL PERFORMANCE - Thoughts on Walter

The character of Walter, who I'm playing in TOTAL PERFORMANCE, appears briefly in the film, but it's an interesting little, supporting part, that can be played several ways.

Sean Meehan sees Walter as a guy who, with his partner and best friend, was able to very successfully run his company because they were two halves of a great executive. Walter was always great about making the right decision, but his partner was great at delivering the harsh news. So, the struggle for him is that he ultimately knows that this is the right thing to do, but he’s realizing that he hasn’t had the be the one to break this sort of news to anyone in a long time. A good guy who has the right idea, but isn’t very forthcoming about it. He cares. That’s why, after his session with Cori is done, he’s so interested in if he’s “doing a good job.”

I agree with Sean completely on this. It gives me higher stakes for Walter.

Looking forward to the 19th. 

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