Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó or Bela Lugosi was born on October 20, 1882 and died on August 16, 1956. Bela was a Hungarian-American actor best known for playing Count Dracula.
I think when people go through drama or trauma in their lifetime it does help you get in touch with your emotions because you can always put yourself there to the time and recall how it felt. I know this is how many people that act use their past to draw from. I also can do this with my writing, it’s a tone I am sure there are times while reading you can almost feel (if you’re good) what I may be feeling as I’m writing. Other times it’s word choice but when you really start to know someone and get to know their writing it is as if they are talking to you and showing you a glimpse into their soul.
I think what Bela meant was perhaps in regards to the actors or perception of Dracula which was less scary and more tongue in cheek or funny. What he intended to do and did when he portrayed Dracula is put himself in the part of the charming, romantic, luring persona that sucks you in, to suck your blood. Which is why Bela is definitely on the top of my list for favorite Dracula’s. I did however enjoy Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman and their Dracula’s.
I like this idea because it allows you to not be rigid in your thinking and belief… sometimes we find ourselves seeing someone else’s perspective and find you like it better so you need to be able to toss out the old and welcome the new one in. I like having an open mind because not everything is black and white… there are many grey areas and of course colored too. We need to have that in our lives to allow ourselves to grow.