Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don’t have to take it home with you at night. It’s the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting.
And the best piece of advice I’ve been given is “think on the line” - which means don’t analyse but allow what you’re saying to completely be of you and from you. And little lightbulbs will go off in your mind.
Forget the stereotype of the skeezy director on the casting couch, who views women in film as a way to get off. The modern mythical creature behind Hollywood sexism, according to Polone, takes the form of a high-powered woman who shames other women in order to get ahead.
Here’s the first problem with that image: Despite Polone’s personal experiences, women do not secretly control the entertainment industry.