Scarlett Johansson says she feels panic when she thinks about performing her songs live.
The actress and singer collaborated with Pete Yorn for their ‘Break Up‘ album.
In an interview, she responds to a question about performing as a singer:
[How does the pressure of live musical performance compare to appearances in front of the camera or on a red carpet?]
Scarlett Johansson: “I have terrible stage fright. I’ve never had to sing in front of a live audience, other than some back-up vocals.
“It seems incredibly revealing, very different from making a red-carpet appearance, where the glitz and glamour of movie stardom can mask any sort of insecurity.”
[From Black Book mag. via DigitalSpy.com.]
Vocal coach Roger Love comments that even for actors, singing in public is scary.
“It’s a misconception that just because you’re a good actor that you could be a good singer…
“Most of them are terrified to death to all of a sudden sing.”
He worked with Keira Knightley for her singing role in the movie “Begin Again.”
From the Voice Coaching section of article Dealing With Stage Fright and Public Speaking Fear.
Many performers and other people, of course, are aware of being anxious at times about auditioning or performing.
Actor Leslie Mann says she is terrible at auditioning. “I get so scared, and I can’t seem to get out of my head,” she admits.
[From Inner Actor post Leslie Mann, audition anxiety and rude people.]
But many people may hide their anxiety behind ‘reasons’ for not going on stage, or giving a speech, or whatever may arouse stage fright or public speaking anxiety.
In his article The way that we say things often masks the anxiety that we’re feeling, creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD notes “We have our little linguistic tricks that help us avoid the experience of anxiety, but those same linguistic tricks keep us from doing the work that we hope to do and prevent us from achieving our goals.
He lists “ten common linguistic tricks we pull to help mask our budding anxiety” – including these:
“I’m not ready.” “I don’t feel like auditioning for parts that require an accent.” “I can’t see the point in auditioning for that – I’m just not the type.”
How to Meet a Performer’s Top 10 Challenges
with Dr. Eric Maisel
“Are you a performer—a musician, an actor, a public speaker, or anyone who has to make presentations? Maybe this is your time to get a handle on one or more of the multiple challenges, including Performance Anxiety. Really learn and own at least one anxiety management technique that works for you.”
Also see articles:
Performers With Stage Fright and Anxiety – – Among many quotes: Carrie Underwood: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks.” / Colin Firth: “I had appalling stage fright the last time I went on stage.” / Hugh Grant said, “I get these panic attacks.”
Article publié pour la première fois le 01/12/2014