THOMAS HOLESGROVE was interviewed by The Australian Magazine (June 9 - 10, 2001) about doing what Los Angeles actors call 'suit acting'.
He has been playing alien figures in 'Farscape' which entails wearing suits that take about 20 minutes to put on. Once in them the wearer is usually deaf, sometimes blind and often has difficulty breathing. THOMAS explained that the claustrophobia can be quite extreme. He has had to use meditative processes to 'breathe through the fear' and overcome a sense of panic that sometimes emerges.
He said it was a very short and unusual audition he did for the part. They basically wanted to know "Do you get claustrophobia?" and "How fit are you?"
Suit acting - a specialist role.
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