Paul Bettany believes having dyslexia has helped his profession.
The 50-year-old actor all the time knew he would “fail” if he had to enter an audition and browse “off the cuff” so spent hours practising his traces and thinks his concentrate on being “actually, actually ready” has given him the sting in some conditions.
He informed The Rake: “I feel it’s actually helped me as a result of, in the long run, I might refuse to come back into auditions and simply learn one thing off the cuff as a result of I couldn’t.
“I knew I used to be going to fail. So I might study scripts prematurely.
“I keep in mind, within the read-through for ‘A Lovely Thoughts’, we have been all sitting round a desk and I used to be pretending to learn the script – I had discovered the entire thing off by coronary heart. And I feel that helped me.
“I may by no means management whether or not I used to be extra proficient than one other actor strolling into an audition or higher wanting or extra suited to the position or taller, or with a greater construct, no matter it’s.
“The one factor I may management was how ready I used to be. And I feel due to my concern with sight-reading, I got here actually, actually ready.”
The ‘WandaVision’ actor is extra “assured” today however nonetheless will get nervous when he’s on digital camera and doesn’t know what’s going to occur.
He mentioned: “It’s calmed down now as a result of I’m 50 years previous and extra assured and no matter. However nonetheless, life is stuffed with moments the place you don’t know what’s about to occur.
“I’ve all the time felt my heartbeat decelerate when the cameras begin rolling, even from the start, as a result of I do know I’m about to be requested a extremely tough query by my dad within the present or no matter, and that any person a lot brighter than me may have written a response that I’ve been capable of wrap my mind round and actually perceive it earlier than I ship it.
“So I’ve all the time felt way more relaxed appearing than I’ve bumbling by actual life.”