Mindset is everything in creating such abstract characters. This is the most important part of creating any connection on-screen. Within the pre-productions phases we focus our training on we getting into the pysological part of overcoming and experiencing trauma. Discussing the vulnerabilities, challenges, emotions, pain and suffering that people living with disabilities face helping the actor connect deeper within their complex character.
Each coaching session Kristie shares and coaches based off very personal and in-depth information about the challenges and victories of being an amputee, with no questions being off-limits to the actor. Having a 1-1 mentor is so crucial to help the actor connect and understand the depth of their character and portray a accurate representation to the physically disabled community and viewers.