I will have done research myself. I will have done a lot of work on the character in terms of what the script gives me, before I've gone into the rehearsal room. But I believe in working instinctively, and I think there is so much you are going to get from the director and from the other actors, that if you go in having made too many choices too soon, then you may as well just do it in your bedroom. You just becomes sort of a bubble. So there is a lot of work that can be done, a lot of preparation to be done before the rehearsal room, but I think you have to go in there open and willing to receive the ideas of the director and of your fellow actors.
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