Top 105 Portraying Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Portraying Quotes from famous people such as Jasmin Bhasin, LP, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kyra Sedgwick, Brian Azzarello, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I feel it's very important for an actor to believe in t

I feel it’s very important for an actor to believe in the character that he/she is playing and do full justice to it in order to convince others that you are the character you are portraying.
Jasmin Bhasin
I studied Paul Simon’s ‘Slip Slidin’ Away’ and ‘Still Crazy After All These Years.’ I wanted to explore adult themes, portraying the hurt that’s in even a good relationship.
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn’t do them. And I don’t want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
Kyra Sedgwick
I think portraying the Joker’s point of view would do a disservice to that character. As soon as you get inside his head he would lose so much power.
Brian Azzarello
Film is drama. You’ve only two hours, so you lie by exclusion, and try to make up for it by portraying the environment.
Shekhar Kapur
About five years old, I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon and, you know, the black curly hair. That’s how I was portraying myself.
Rachel Dolezal
While education is hugely important, the ways in which women are portrayed in their communities are equally important. Portraying women as victims keeps women in a captive space and denies them of their agency: their ability to fight back and take ownership of their situation.
Philomena Kwao
I like portraying heroes of antiquity whose values were grander and more spectacular than those of today.
Charlton Heston
I feel a lot of hip-hop videos are all about portraying a lifestyle that the artist doesn’t even live.
That’s the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen, sitting next to your parents and they get to see this glimpse of me kissing another guy.
Kate Bosworth
Within the microcosm of a film you get drawn to people. There are certain projects you care enormously about, and ‘The Edge Of Love’ was one because I was portraying a great hero of mine, Dylan Thomas.
Matthew Rhys
I like portraying women of character in my books. Women who exhibit loyalty and courage.
Sudha Murty
When you’re portraying someone that really existed, there has to be a time as an actress where you leave reality and move into the fantasy world so you can do your job of creating a character.
Bel Powley
For me, portraying a character is not about liking or disliking it; it’s about meeting a challenge that’s thrown at you.
Manoj Bajpayee
Portraying Pocahontas’ story well was important to me because she was a real person and these were real events in her life.
Q’orianka Kilcher
‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ while one of the best movies ever made, was far more interested in portraying Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as romantic anti-establishment Robin Hoods than what they really were: white-trash spree killers.
Bryan Burrough
I wouldn’t say portraying a character in a film like ‘Wanted’ was easy. But it was fairly easier than playing a role where one is expected to emote more depth on screen.
Ayesha Takia
I think for a long time it seemed like working in an art form and being a feminist meant portraying women in a perfect, angelic light. And there’s nothing feminist about that.
Rebecca Hall
In the case of ‘Disobedience,’ the very secretive way of life and religion and tradition that the North London Orthodox Jewish community has was a huge invitation to explore an unknown world. And also a possible trap, and I tried to overcome that by portraying it, hopefully, with great nuance and detail and texture.
Sebastian Lelio
Everybody knows Sai Baba. Being an actor, I had to be extremely convincing while portraying the role.
Jackie Shroff
I use my hair as a tool for portraying characters. When I’m auditioning for a role, when I’m putting myself on tape for something, I always consider what the hairstyle is going to be because it changes the way people perceive me.
Camila Mendes
The message that you’re portraying, that’s what drives the type of people that follow you.
Lele Pons
We live in a world of social media, dating apps, online profiles where everyone is portraying themselves in 2D, trying to look cool. Portray yourself in three dimensions.
Matthew Hussey
I take great pride in portraying a strong female character who is independent and can take care of herself. I don’t think we get to see that enough in television.
Inbar Lavi
I don’t portray a terrorist. The American fans label me a terrorist. It doesn’t matter what I claim to be: in their eyes, I am whatever they say I am despite the fact that I’m not committing any ‘acts of terror.’ I ask you, how am I portraying a terrorist? Because I look like a Muslim?
Mustafa Ali
Portraying Alex Summers, I want to look as athletic as his character is in the comics.
Lucas Till
My first memory of the Harry Potter series was my little brother just falling into those books and not resurfacing until he was done. That J.K. Rowling got an entire generation reading is extraordinary – I’m amazed, thrilled, and proud to now be portraying one of that phenomenal writer’s characters.
Katherine Waterston
Making ‘Birdsong,’ on the one hand you have how prestigious it is and the reputation of the book, which is something that’s an extraordinary piece of work. Sebastian Faulkes is a genius. So you feel that responsibility when you’re portraying that character that he’s imagined and millions of readers have pictured.
Eddie Redmayne
I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior – I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide, and I’m not concerned with what people think.
Tom Brady
I don’t think people should be afraid of portraying people with accents, especially Asian accents.
Nico Santos
I think London, New York, Paris, Milan, any big city ha

I think London, New York, Paris, Milan, any big city has its own fashion. I don’t know why they make such a big thing of Paris. I think maybe it comes from French New Wave films portraying the French girl as very feminine.
Josephine de La Baume
I’m just being P.J., that’s the number one thing, I’m just being me. Like I’m not portraying something or acting or putting on something that I wouldn’t put on every day in my life or doing anything that I wouldn’t already be doing.
P. J. Tucker
The older I’ve gotten, the more the need to exert comedy no matter how tragic a character I may be portraying because they are essentials for presenting truth.
Ed Asner
I like being me and portraying myself in a certain way that makes me feel comfortable and confident.
Rhea Ripley
When you’re portraying a tough situation, you have to show some of the things in there.
Juan Antonio Bayona
I was doing well for myself and wanted to play different roles and not just be happy portraying glamorous characters.
Payal Rohatgi
Tennessee Williams was so adept at portraying characters who are both fallible and vulnerable. Women were a huge influence in his life, his mother and sister in particular.
Kim Cattrall
Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so… But I have no regrets, man. It’s just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he’ll bring me through this.
Ike Turner
More people work at Walmart than anywhere else in the United States, but you wouldn’t know that from our literature. I’m trying to get at the reality of this country by portraying the lives of many of my friends who I left behind in Pittsburgh.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
I don’t want to be 45 competing with 20-year-olds, running to go get Botox. I want to be an expressive actor hired for the age that I am, portraying women who are my age: 40. I’m just hoping I can find some of those roles to play. Otherwise, I have to find something else.
Debi Mazar
In portraying Jang Han-seok, I tried to draw upon certain aspects of myself and emphasize expressions of evil from deep within.
Ok Taec-yeon
Portraying visual impairment is difficult. I can see what’s going on, but I have to act like I can see nothing. And this can be quite a challenge.
Kajal Aggarwal
On ‘Ghost In The Shell,’ I’m looking forward more to working with Scarlett Johannson and Rupert Sanders than portraying a lead!
Pilou Asbaek
Portraying as human the people you hear about on the news doing bad things is dangerous. But it’s also necessary and important.
Domhnall Gleeson
I love portraying different characters.
Alexa Bliss
You are always invested in a film, but there is always a different feeling you get when you are portraying a character that is based on real life and you are re-telling events that actually took place.
Martin Henderson
‘Top Boy,’ for some people, was very controversial because it seemed to be portraying black people in a certain light that they thought to be stereotypical. However, what I would say is that the writer went and lived in Hackney in East London for a long time and did his research really well.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
It has been great portraying Gollum, but it will be great to see my face on screen for a change.
Andy Serkis
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
Albert Bandura
As an actor, you are used to portraying other characters. You can pick up any mannerism or body language that suits the character. But to be yourself and not look pretentious is a difficult thing to do.
Joy Mathew
My emotions kind of shine through my face, so whatever I’m thinking is what I’m portraying as well.
Laurie Hernandez
Dads have been increasingly hands-on for quite a while. And yet, we still insist on portraying dads as bumbling idiots.
S.E. Cupp
The media are obsessed with spin doctors and with portraying them as a bad thing, yet seem addicted to our medicine.
Alastair Campbell
Among so many things, ‘Time Passes’ has shown me subversive ways of portraying time, of looking away from the human to the far more terrifying, far more immense texture of time beneath the minute span of a human life.
Lauren Groff
I started out as a very young girl in Hollywood doing westerns portraying a mother with a couple of kids.
Dorothy Malone
At a certain period in time, the fashion industry was portraying this image of a totally unrealistic woman, women who are not allowed to be themselves.
Giles Deacon
The movies I make, I never see them as accurately portraying a life, but more like fables.
Bobcat Goldthwait
You often see in Washington those who disagree you described as stupid or evil. It’s one of the most unfortunate trends of modern political discourse. Portraying opponents as too dumb to know the truth but smart enough and wanting people to suffer.
Ted Cruz
I had called her up a couple of weeks before then, because I had heard this vicious rumour that she did not like the movie. It was very upsetting for me. I am very sensitive to that, because I am portraying her life and did not want her to be unhappy.
Charlize Theron
I’m portraying out characters, I’m portraying femme characters, characters that are really outside of the box. I never thought I would get that opportunity to portray those characters at all, much less have a career that I have.
Nico Santos
I think you have to be very secure as an actor to escape yourself – to revisit someone’s past, whether you’re portraying another person or creating someone, and then to come back to who you are and not bring those emotions with you.
Alex Pettyfer
I think portraying human beings trying to hold on to th

I think portraying human beings trying to hold on to their humanity against pretty much certain odds that they’ll die horribly in some way someday, and that they’ll face horrible things along the way, I don’t know – I think that’s a beautiful thing. It’s a wonderful thing.
Scott M. Gimple
The deaf culture is portrayed very accurately on ‘Switched at Birth’ because the writers did the opposite of the norm. They did their homework before portraying anything on television.
Sean Berdy
It definitely does take some time to get accustomed to the character you’re portraying and takes an equal amount of time to get out of it.
Sanya Malhotra
I’d my own insecurities while portraying the role of James Bond.
Pierce Brosnan
When I was a kid, all the walls in my room were papered with posters portraying Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. I think working with Van Damme was a great experiment. It was awesome!
Andrei Arlovski
As FIFA leaked information to the media, portraying me as an unethical person, I felt I was left naked, helpless to defend myself, as they repeatedly cut me with a sharp knife.
Chung Mong-joon
Actors like me endeavour to look for great roles and portraying them to the best of our ability. At times, it’s noticed; at times, it’s not.
Manoj Bajpayee
As much as I love to portray a character, I also love portraying a more natural, elegant persona – particularly when I get to enjoy the sunshine in comfy, elegant clothes.
Sasha Pivovarova
The challenge is always in portraying characters who’ve led a very different life from your’s as you get to work on the character.
Ayesha Takia
When success comes, it changes everything, so I’m interested in portraying what that’s like, and I think I have a lot of connection with that.
Joshua Henry
As authors, most – most authors, our art is portraying the human condition. Trying to show you what it’s like to be somebody else, trying to make you feel for somebody else. That means you have to have a high degree of empathy.
Patrick Rothfuss
It’s wonderful that we’re portraying women in this way so that young women can see that women actually are strong and capable of accomplishing all kinds of things.
Alexandra Daddario
Acting is about portraying something… that dedication or learning the script of it is really important in really getting to know a topic.
Jonathan Anderson
When illiberal feminists aren’t delegitimizing female dissenters from their worldview as fake women, they are portraying them in such a hyper-sexualized way that they are reduced to nonhuman objects.
Kirsten Powers
How do I act so well? What I do is I pretend to be the person I’m portraying in the film or play.
Ian Mckellen
I’m not afraid of portraying anything on-screen.
Halle Berry
Actresses cannot have any inhibitions while portraying bold characters. It is something that we learn on the first page of the book on acting.
Jacqueline Fernandez
The fact that ‘Small Island’ is ‘period’ is amazing for me because it’s something that I’ve never been involved with before. Also, half my family is Jamaican and this story is essentially a story about Jamaican people, and it’s portraying a part of history that I was not that familiar with myself.
Ashley Walters
Years of standing in the limelight portraying other people for large amounts of money does not usually lead to a high degree of self-examination, let alone self-criticism.
Michael Korda
I learned mime back when I was in college, at Ball State University, Indiana. That woke up my body from the neck down and made me realize that acting and communication – portraying a story, event, or emotion – is a full-body experience.
Doug Jones
I care about people. In the end, I think they feel it. It comes across, regardless of the character I’m portraying.
Forest Whitaker
I think it’s important if you are an actor, if you are portraying human life, you have to connect with what is human. It’s not easy if you spend a lot of time in L.A. and get sucked into the hedonism of the industry.
Orlando Bloom
Dance is about portraying and telling a story and whether that be two males, two females, a group of guys, or a group of girls, it doesn’t matter as long as the story is beautiful.
A. J. Pritchard
I’ve been involved in the deaf community for years, and my friends in the community that are actors or performers get very frustrated when they see hearing people portraying a deaf role.
Rachel Shenton
It’s rare that you get to have a lovely time of it and you’re not just portraying endless trauma on film.
Diane Lane
I was portraying the family through my eyes. Everything that’s happened in the strip has happened to me.
Bil Keane
When you are portraying somebody that has a very specific emotional weight, you feel like you’re really starting to abandon your own body and go to someplace else.
Javier Bardem
If you write a lovely story about India, you’re criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you’re seen as portraying it in a negative light – it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars.
Kiran Desai
I love portraying the totally indifferent person.
Bob Newhart
I don’t want to fall into any single category. I don’t want to be known for portraying drunks or heavies or saints.
Van Heflin
Our films are now portraying the real woman of today, and thankfully, female characters are pretty close to reality. This is a welcome change, and I think it is a reflection of our society.
Supriya Pathak
I'd just like to see a role for women where someone who

I’d just like to see a role for women where someone who isn’t traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. ‘Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?’
Martha Plimpton
For film and games, there is now a fantastic method of actors portraying characters which don’t necessarily look like themselves. And yet you’ve still got the heart and soul of the performance.
Andy Serkis
Every time I do something, I think, ‘Am I portraying Asian people in the way I want to be portrayed?’
Ronny Chieng
Portraying a real-life character can be quiet challenging.
Pratik Gandhi
Most important, in portraying gay people… it’s just like portraying anybody else.
Luke Macfarlane
I don’t get fazed by things easily. I don’t really care about much; I’m just not interested in a lot. I’m just interested in the well being of my close ones, my music, the message I’m portraying, how my efforts are contributing to society.
Little Simz
Obviously, portraying a mermaid is a very different kind of work, especially when compared to any other character you’d probably get asked to play in a show.
Eline Powell
It’s not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they’re not connecting with the characters they are portraying.
Bruce Beresford
If I look at the message I’m portraying, I think it definitely is be who you are, but be your best you.
Kim Kardashian
I feel respect is in your hands as an actor when portraying a character, particularly when it’s from the Indian subcontinent. I do make a conscious effort to do so and often talk to the directors especially about the heavy accent when it’s not needed.
Ajay Mehta
I’m very particular who I work with. I’m not interested in portraying women with a cliched, generic look. I’m interested in a model who I can take a portrait of.
Tim Walker
For a while, I was nervous about portraying women because of the objectification that automatically comes with it, whether the artist intends or not.
Toyin Odutola