06 Sep Do You Read The Breakdown Carefully?
Breakdowns can provide valuable backstory information about your character as well as giving you a glimpse into the creator’s mind. Even though they want the actors to make the part their own, some creators/directors have a very specific vision for their characters. For example, many breakdowns will use prototypes of well known existing characters for their projects.
Don’t ignore them, and don’t gloss over them. Make sure you go on Youtube, research and look up these characters so you can capture a little bit of their essence and/or delivery style.