Park On The Craft Of Acting

By Caillan
January 3, 2002 - 1:05 PM

Adjusting to working on a major television series is never an easy task, but Linda Park (Hoshi Sato) says it's all about learning the ropes.

"I'm still learning about the differences between TV camera awareness and stage awareness; I'm asking lots of questions," she told Jean Hennelly Keith at Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000.

"A camera is a very, very different beast. You need to learn to move in front of the moving eye, to find your light."

Park is more than qualified for a physical show like Enterprise - she's not only an actor combatant, but also a bronze-level international Latin ballroom dancer. "It's such an integral part of acting," she said. "You get to know your body; it's a primitive way of evoking your feelings."

Instructors at the School of Fine Arts lavished praise upon the actress. "Linda always seemed to be independently motivated," said Elaine Vaan Hogue. "She had an inner focus and discipline and always seemed older than she was, very mature. She knew what she wanted."

With actors sometimes seeming more like commodities than people, Park advised her peers to believe in themselves. "That's so important in L.A., where people are always trying to put you in a box," she said. "I have the security to be who I am and define myself."

The full interview can be found here at the Boston University web site.

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