DIRECTOR DAVID YEATS ON TORTURING HERMIONE (x)
“I didn’t shoot it like a scene where you [say] action [and] cut. I kind of let the camera roll for four or five minutes and I let Helena and Emma improvise… build an intensity together. It was getting scary. Emma was able to just let go a little bit and forget for a moment that she was acting. And the screams were quite horrible to listen to. It was a very odd energy in the room. In that moment and in that day and in that room, she kind of crossed the line as an actress. She discovered something within herself that will make her a great actor.”
to me, this sounds sadistic. So Mr Yeats, sorry, but fuck you.
he doesn’t mean that he actually allowed her to get hurt, just that he gave her room to really go some place different and slightly dangerous emotionally. which can be very draining for an actor but also rewarding, depending on how you do it.
that said, i think most directors are a tad sadistic. you have to know how to push people in order to get the job done right.
(Source: cat-in-the-dark, via intoxicating-luhan)