Amy Acker starred as Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s 2012 film version of Much Ado About Nothing, and she discusses her initial trepidation over playing this great role onscreen; how her early training at SMU and experience at American Players Theatre in Wisconsin prepared her for it; how casual play readings lead to leading roles; the value of rehearsing; the fun of doing your own stunts; the joy of working with the Joss Whedon Dancers; the differences between preparing for a play and preparing for a movie; how the Whedonverse is more Shakespearean than the (David E.) Kelleyverse; and the counterintuitive marvel (no pun intended) of how making a movie is more relaxing than taking an actual vacation. (Length 22:10)

  1. I was hoping the Dallas shows would be closer to sold out than they were. I am glad to hear that it sounds like you guys were happy with the crowds that did attend. I know my wife was vocal at the Saturday night performance during the rugby/football scene. Reed did his best to put her in her place, but I’ve been dealing with the woman for 20 years and haven’t had any such luck.

    Hope you guys make a return trip sometime soon.

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