Top Hollywood Talent Taught by Warner Loughlin
LOS ANGELES, CA – For the first time in print, comes the revolutionary acting technique from the premiere acting coach of our era. Not a copy of the old masters, The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution empowers the actor to create rich, nuanced and unique characters. Discover the technique used to help create some of the most remarkable performances of our time from actors such as Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Kyra Sedgwick and countless other Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy nominees and winners.
Loughlin debunks the myth of the tortured actor and guides you step by step through her groundbreaking technique. Discover powerful ways to unlock your creativity in a psychologically safe way. Her insight into life and art is remarkable. The Warner Loughlin Technique changes the way acting will be taught for generations to come.
For over 20 years Warner Loughlin has been a teacher and coach to Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy winners and nominees. Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, her technique shatters the myth that an actor's past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for his or her work. Warner’s technique is imaginative, practical and psychologically deep, giving actors a safe and effective way to access emotion and create extremely nuanced and unique performances. Warner studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA with her family. Visit her at www.warnerloughlin.com
"An in-depth exploration of the transformative acting methods of Warner Loughlin, one of the era's beloved and experienced acting coaches...a groundbreaking acting technique that helpfully debunks the notion that actors must be tortured to be successful. Its helpful guidance will help actors to unlock their creativity in a way that is safe for their hearts and minds." -Foreword Reviews
"An impressive book details a groundbreaking and approachable acting method." -Kirkus Reviews
An Interview with Warner Loughlin
Why is there a need for a new acting technique?
Most acting techniques taught today were developed when only theater existed - before talking movies and television. So while the mediums changed, the teaching of the craft has been remarkably slow in catching up.
Can you tell us something fun about some of your clients? Their star power is dazzling!
Amy Adams...She’s a girl’s girl and she’s a guy’s girl. She can be a little spit fire one moment and the kindest most compassionate girl the next. Once, we were on a plane, on our way to San Francisco to spend the day with Margaret Keane (The feature film ‘Big Eyes’ was based on her.) Amy sat in the middle seat and we both chatted up the girl sitting in the window seat. On landing the flight attendant asked Amy to sign an autograph for her daughter and it was only then that the girl realized that she was Amy Adams. That’s not uncommon. As special as she is, she is often not recognized.
Do you go to all the awards shows? What’s that like?
Oh it all looks so glamorous and exciting! But if truthful, most people will tell you that they are verrrry long. They can be boring - I know that’s hard to believe - but mostly you’d rather be talking or socializing or eating, etc. And if you or somebody you care about is up for an award that night, it’s a little nerve wracking too.
Can anybody act?
Yes and no. Let’s face it - it’s an odd thing to do for a living. So the passion must be there, coupled with the willingness to let go of ego and embrace the emotions and life of another human being. In front of people. :)
Is there any one particular character trait that you see in actors?
There’s definitely an increased ability to empathize. At least in the best of actors.