Saturday, March 15, 2008

More on Kissing...

Once again, someone was kind enough to leave comments on my "Kiss is Just a Kiss" post.

I want to say to "anonymous", that I understand that concerns that you are having. I was somewhat lucky in "Baby" back then, because I was on friendly terms with the actress whom i would have to kiss.

Your comments actually bring up another interesting point that I had not considered all this time...I think it is somewhat more difficult for the actor who must engage the kiss, than it is for the person being kissed. My first stage kiss, and indeed, 90% of the kisses in that first kissing play I was in, were initiated by the female character. I was merely the recipient. Ice has to br broken for both parties of course, but in your case, I can see how the person who has to b the more assertive character might have a more awkward first stage kiss experience.

I myself, if you want my view, "anonymous", would not worry much about whether he finds your kiss so unpleasant as to want the play to be over quickly. As silly as this sounds, if he is trying to assess how "good" or pleasant the kiss is from his own personal perspective, than he is not exactly on target with where he ought to be in the play. His job should be on making things look convincing, bring his character to life, and moving the scene forward.; The kiss being another part of that. I know this will not allay your discomfort totally, but try to think of it as another bit of blocking...and if he cannot, than it is not your fault that things are awkward as you rehearse.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and I hope you come again!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ty, for your supportive comments regarding my first stage kiss role. I will let you know how it all turns out. Actually, it is getting less uncomfortable and might even be fun. Eventually!