The Business of Acting, Danger of Weapons on a Set, and Crafting a Laugh | Valorie Hubbard #32

The Business of Acting, Danger of Weapons on a Set, and Crafting a Laugh | Valorie Hubbard #32

The Business of Acting, Danger of Weapons on a Set, and Crafting a Laugh | Valorie Hubbard #32 

All the world is a stage this week on The Neutral Ground Podcast. My guest is actress Valorie Hubbard. Valorie has a whole host of credits: Castle, Marvel's Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D; How I Met Your Mother; Glee; American Horror Story; Workaholics; True Blood; 90210; ER; Desperate Housewives; and she even voices “hot” Rhonda in the game Dead Rising 3. In this episode, we dive into a few deep ends: the psychology of acting; trying to keep it together when Adam DeVine and Jack Black are doing their comedic thing in front of you; the dangers of having weapons on a set, a la the Alec Baldwin Rust terrible incident; and how to change the approach of acting to be more like a business. I hope you enjoy the episode. Don't forget to hit the subscribe/follow button for more content.  


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00:20 Beginning of introduction

01:54 Beginning of conversation

04:45 "the hokiest things" I said that. 

05:41 The importance of empathy and human contact today

07:33 What were your early influences for acting?

10:24 What did it mean to have parents who supported the arts?

12:33 Appreciating learning as a family

14:13 Mentors early in your career

18:10 How important are mentors and being open to mentors?

20:55 When did you know, "hey, I can do this."?

25:22 What is the most difficult genre for actors?

27:25 Workaholics, Adam Devine, and Jack Black

30:14 Amy Poehler's influence

35:50 Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and a death scene

43:08 Danger on set, a Scott Bakula story via Bob Saget

54:52 The business of acting, a new way to think

1:02:09 What are your human goals for the business?

1:07:48 Closing


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