But when I was about 12, I was working on The Horse Whisperer. I’d made probably five or six movies at that point. I was doing a lot of really emotional work - but I remember finding that place of realizing, “Oh, wait, I can manipulate this thing that I’m doing.” I could start to see the colors of the scenes and to understand the nuances of what went into giving a performance. It was this realization that acting was more than just this natural thing—that it was something that you could craft.
Those seconds with my eyes closed were ones I spent with your image imposed in the darkness. When I rose you greeted me like a forgiven friend. I clenched my teeth, held them back, and told them no—Not before I say goodbye. ▽▼▽ Graphic Collab: cassanovak (L) + bentobride (R)