Iconic actor Kevin Spacey has created a online class that teaches students his unique approach to the the craft of acting. In this Indiewire video exclusive, Spacey reveals how he researches his characters by asking a series of questions that he doesn’t necessarily feel the pressure to definitively answer.
“Keeping things ambiguous is sometimes much more interesting to watch for an audience, than things that are just black and white,” explains Spacey. “I think it’s one of the reasons audiences have always embraced complexity.”
Spacey’s lectures are part of MasterClass, an online education company which recruits high profile instructors to create online instructional videos. Previous instructors have included Dustin Hoffman (teaching acting), Serena Williams (teaching tennis) and Usher (teaching performance). The Spacey class will include over 29 different lessons spread over five hours of video, a 40+ page workbook, interactive assignments and “office hours” where Spacey answers questions and gives feedback on students’ video-submitted performances.
The class will be available in Spring 2016 and costs $90. Students who pre-order now will get an advance look at video lessons in early 2016.