Actor Alan Rickman, better known as Severus Snape recently sat down and gave a very interesting interview to the GoErie Showcase about his acting, his new movie “Nobel Son”, and his longtime personal relationships. Here’s a snippet:
How have you managed to keep celebrity from affecting your life?
Because theater remains as important to me as film, and I came to film pretty late. You have to roll your sleeves up in the theater and really confront issues in a straightforward and nightly way. That becomes about stamina and discipline. You learn that you don’t have any real freedom without real discipline. It means years and years of hard work, and you never get it right and the horizon keeps moving away. Look at this crazy world. It gets crazier and crazier to try to be an actor in the middle of things going on in Mumbai or Israel and Palestine or wherever. OK, we make people’s lives easier, but we can also challenge them. There is nothing wrong with being purely entertaining, but as actors it is to our advantage to try and keep our feet on the ground.
You can read the rest of the interview here.