How to Act: Lessons from Mr. Pricklepants

To be or not to be…just like Mr. Pricklepants. See, there are really only two options in his book – either you are a serious actor or you’re not. Not wanting to risk the ire of this thespian hedgehog, we wanted to show how much we appreciate his commitment to his craft. So, we listed the most important acting lessons we’ve learned from Mr. Pricklepants:

 

Stay In Character

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
Always be ready for an unexpected curtain call.

 

Keep Staying In Character

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
Even when you have a jellybean stuck to your forehead (at least purple is a good match for green lederhosen).

 

Being Classically-Trained Is Important

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
As a toy, you sometimes have to improvise when a kid walks in. Training help.

 

Demand Your Audience’s Attention

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
This can be helped with dramatic irony or flourishy figures of speech.

 

Intonation is Key

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
The slightest difference in inflection can be the difference between a dreadful performance (à la Alien #1) and a brilliant one (clearly demonstrated by Alien #3).

 

Be Open to Different Roles

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
…even when that role is a humuhumunukunukuapua’a fish.

 

Sometimes the Supporting Roles Are the Best Roles

There's a lot to learn from Mr. Pricklepants.
When it means hugs like this, we quite agree.

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