"What you go through with another actor in a good play or film, something that's well-written and that means something deeply to both of you, is a very intimate thing. It's like, I'm here for you, you're here for me. And you're silently pushing each other forward and up. You'll never look at those people the same way again for the rest of your life."
In a very candid interview with Esquire, Seymour Hoffman describes what it's like to work with Joaquin Phoenix through the intense moments of the movie The Master. Acting is a personal thing, and so is work.
Later, he says I think you gotta have an honesty and a humility about human nature and that it's not about you at the end of the day.
If we stop for a moment and think about it, we realize that so much of our success is not just the outcome of being a lone genius or doing the work in isolation. Even the popular kids need a public to cheer them on.
Yes, working is a personal thing -- we each have experience, skills, and a unique perspective. Context, perspective, and the texture of life come in when we build off each other.
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