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??t lose herself completelyIn Character Breakdown Zawe scrolls through a version of her life Or is it a version of her art Or something in between In it she encounters glamour horror absurdity and uestions like is a life spent on performance than reality any life at all. Zawe Ashton is a brilliant woman I knew this going into the novel However I was not prepared for just how incredibly real she is There is not a veil over her words experiences Character Breakdown is genuine gritty with a hint of social commentary that makes the reader think Honestly if you get the chance to read this I would not pass it up Perspective is an incredible gift given on the side topics shied away from by our society are openly embraced Read Character Breakdown Some days I feel like a human woman walking down the street pretending to be a human woman walking down the street

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Character Breakdown

'A smart funny and well written take down of modern showbiz' ELIZABETH DAYCult heroine Zawe Ashton brings us a uniue look at life work and the absurdities of contemporary lifeZawe Ashton has been acting since she was six She has played many different roles from ‘cute. The actress and playwright Zawe Ashton recounts scenes from her own life in this book which treads the line between fiction and memoir Told in two alternating styles it cuts from descriptions of the roles she s played from an early age the character breakdown is a brief description of the character and what they are looking for in an actor and scenes from her later life which are produced in a script screenplay format These scenes see her wrestling with her life as an actress and trying to make it in Hollywood Funny arch and at times heartbreaking we follow Zawe as she deals with the inherent sexism of the acting world and its thinly veiled racism We hear about the disappointment of discovering that Wash N Go doesn t work on her hair the thrill of finding herself with the cool bullying kids at school in the wake of her first TV appearance coping with the death of her aunt whilst still doing a full day s acting entering the bizarre fashion game of the red carpet and It s a fresh and different take on the role of the actor in the modern world told in a bold and original way

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Little girl’ to ‘assassin with attitude' Oscar Wilde’s Salome to St Trinian’s schoolgirl by way of Fresh Meat’s VodTo stay sane an actress must tread a high wire between life and art keep sight of where a character ends and the real person begins So she doesn?. Probably of a 2 star in terms of enjoyment From the first chapter which I had a hard time reading I knew it wasn t for me I love Zawe Ashton from Fresh Meat to her episode in Misfits Not Safe for Work and her stellar performance in Betrayal I thought this would be a funnish light read about her experiences in all those But it s written in one tone and reads as self pity which had me uestioning is someone forcing her to act It s painful for her from age 6 all the way through to end where she tells the producer she isn t acting any The industry is sexist racist and treats people like things and she has every right to not like it I just didn t want to read a book about much she didn t want to do the thing that I admire her for


10 thoughts on “Character Breakdown

  1. says:

    35 rounded down The first chapter sort of lost me but then the one about the shampoo pulled me back inI liked the honesty of the book but it was missing something for me Prehaps there wasn’t enough uite enough emotion for me? However It’s a short book so I would recommend reading it

  2. says:

    The actress and playwright Zawe Ashton recounts scenes from her own life in this book which treads the line between fiction and memoir Told in

  3. says:

    Character Breakdown usually refers to a brief description of a character in a film or play script In Zawe Ashton's memoir fiction hybrid it does allude to that meaning but could also be understood differently The a

  4. says:

    Honest and bold without doing it for shock value Character Breakdown breaks down a career and parts of a life melting fact and fiction to expose the reality of an actor the sexism and racism rampant in the industry and the vulnerabilities of being and growing in our time especially as a woman Told through two d

  5. says:

    I feel a bit ‘meh’ about this book I didn’t hate it I didn’t love it and it wasn’t enjoyable It is very emotional it feels like a confessional But I was left wanting from Ashton I wanted self awareness and self analysis because as it is I’m not entirely sure if there was a point to this book It’s always interesting to get inside

  6. says:

    Probably of a 2 star in terms of enjoyment From the first chapter which I had a hard time reading I knew it wasn't for me I love Zawe Ashton from Fresh Meat to her episode in Misfits Not Safe for Work and her stellar performance in Betrayal I

  7. says:

    Zawe Ashton is a brilliant woman I knew this going into the novel However I was not prepared for just how incredibly real she is There is not a veil over her words experiences Character Breakdown is genuine gritty with a hi

  8. says:

    ‘Character Breakdown’ is usually a brief description of a character in a film or play script In this memoir fiction hybrid the brilliant actress and playwright Zawe Ashton switches from prose to scenes which are written like a script and tells the story of her career as an actress She begins from her first role as a child to her stragglers to make it in Hollywood Told in a bold original way she recounts events some

  9. says:

    The method style that Zawe choose to use alternating chapters between prose and script was a really uniue way to tell her story It

  10. says:

    I have always admired her work on screen so was very intrigued to read this memoir The format is not a traditional linear memoir which I appreciate She recalls auditions conversations and events from school age through to adulthood In the process she touches on bullying body image racism misogyny and anxiety A raw and revealing insi