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
Always be ready for an unexpected curtain call.
Keep Staying In Character
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
As a toy, you sometimes have to improvise when a kid walks in. Training help.
Demand Your Audience’s Attention
This can be helped with dramatic irony or flourishy figures of speech.
Intonation is Key
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
…even when that role is a humuhumunukunukuapua’a fish.
Sometimes the Supporting Roles Are the Best Roles
When it means hugs like this, we quite agree.