The Golden CompassNicole Kidman has urged wannabe actors not to discount mime classes at drama school after finding the silent art really useful during fantasy scenes in her new film The Golden Compass.

Kidman admits that like many young actors she could never understand why mime was so important, but now she has become a big fan of the art perfected by the late Marcel Marceau.

She says, "I'd like to say to all actors that when you're in drama school and you have mime class and say, 'I'm never going to be using this,' think again. Now, with green screen and special effects, the mime class and the accent classes are the most important classes in drama school.

"I had to pretend I had a golden monkey that was just a stuffed toy; that's a big leap. I used all I know from Marcel Marceau."

-Nicole Kidman Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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