Julie Harris: Being A Witness

Julie Harris as Sally Bowles in the 1955 film of I Am a Camera./Photo courtesy of Corbis/

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I am a better person--and a better actress--when I am actively involved in caring for other people. Thinking about the world and what it is doing and has done to people. I want always to be open to the experiences of others--to keep my heart and my brain and my soul active, and then to honor those I've met and loved by creating characters in their image and for their honor. I could call this an approach to acting, but I think it is really an approach to living. Tennessee spoke of being a witness. This is what I think being a witness means: Observing, loving, helping, sharing.


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