Three Actor Types in a Little Bit of Heaving
Whoopi Goldberg plays the character of God in this film. I believe she acts with “personality style”. While she is not really the character she is playing, she is comfortable and natural with the role. In a scene when she meets Marley, another character, she conducts her lines with humor and knowledge. In the last scene Whoopi, playing God, is celebrating with another character with wine and music. Her character is definitely a act, but she acts with a natural appearing personality.
Kate Hudson, plays Marley. She is a wild card actor. She interacts with multiple characters in this film and adapts the appropriate language with the other cast members. She is energetic and sassy with her bestfriend. In the beginning of the film she expresses her lack of boundaries on what to say or do. By the end of the film her demeanor is quite different. She comes understanding with father and patient with her mother. In the scene where realizes she is in love with her doctor she is convincing of her personality growth.
Kathy Bates plays the mother of Marley in the film. Kathy is a star actor. Kathy has played major roles in several films, for example, Fried Green Tomatoes, Misery and Titanic. She has struggled with multiple forms of cancer. She battled cervical cancer, breast cancer and lymphedema in her arms (http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/cancer/articles/kathy_bates_ovarian_cancer_survival.aspx)
Kathy Bates is also a wild card actor. The is able to fit many different character personalities. “Kathy Bates is well-known for her versatility in films ranging from children’s movies, (“Fred Claus“), to adult romance (“P.S. I Love You“). She is most notable for her Oscar-winning portrayal of Annie in Stephen King‘s Misery, marking the second victory for an actress in a horror film (after Ruth Gordon in 1968’s Rosemary’s Baby)”, (http://americanhorrorstory.wikia.com/wiki/Kathy_Bates.para.1).
Goodykoontz, B., & Jacobs, C. P. (2014). Film: From watching to seeing (2nd ed.). San