In light of yesterday’s post, I got a loverly comment from Anna, who owns my favorite comic book store: Illusive Comics. She said, to paraphrase, “Why don’t you just change your mindset?”
So that, my dearies, is exactly what I did tonight. I took the hour before the show to get into what I am gonna call the Pennywise motto…
Have you see the amazing TV movie “Stephen King’s IT“? Yeah, the ending is a little on the weak side, but it’s still a great movie. Definitely one of THE most evil characters ever portrayed on TV. There is a part during the second half of the movie where the bully, Henry Bowers escapes from jail after seeing Pennywise in the moon. The clown tells him to “Kill them all! Kill them all!” In the quiet of my car, I ran that quote through my mind over and over and over.
Every word that I said tonight had that message behind it. I even had a cockiness in the Juan Blas character that I never considered adding before. I don’t know how it read on the stage, but man it felt good. There was some evil chuckling added in there too. At one point, I almost circled one of the actors, Jay Vera, as though I was looking for his weakness, but something said not to do it.
I relished instigating (thank you, Luis!) the death of Lupito (Sam Valenzuela), taunting Ultima (Rosa Escalante). I think that sort of evilness is what I needed to get back into things.
I’ve realized that the arcs that my characters of Andrew and Juan Blas, even though I tried to make them as physically different as possible, are almost identical. They both have a scene that’s full of emotion one right after the other, so I can’t feel the difference in the scenes.
If you have never seen this movie, I HIGHLY recommend it. Especially if you have a fear of clowns. Muahahahah…
And remember, “They all float down here!”