I learned about theatre for five years in college.Then the shift happened.
It's so easy to hide behind the analytics of it all and justify each "decision" you've made with text BUT acting is all about the other person and the chemistry that is going on between the two of you. Not the text. Not your choices. Just the way you make each other feel.
It's not my job to find pieces of myself in the character. If I do that, then there will only be pieces of realism in my performance.
I am the character. The only truth that I can play is myself.
You know what part I was born to play?
and I'm pretty damn good at it when I let myself.