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    Cool One adapts their style for different actors

    A filmmaker is being interviewed:

    Question: As a screenplay writer and director, you still have to adapt your working style to the children.

    Answer: Of course, but I think in general it is similar to the way one adapts their style for different actors. One thing that is really different is when it comes to an adult, I never worry if he knows his lines.

    My problem is about the meaning of "one adapts their style for different actors".

    Is this "their" referring to "children style", meaning then the director has to adapt their style to the styles of the other actors, taking into account each actor's style individually?

    Or is this meaning the problems he has to adapt his own style to the children is the same that to adapt his to each actor?

    Quite a conundrum for me?

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    Re: One adapts their style for different actors

    The person writes/directs differently for different actors- in a way that will accommodate their style. They should say One adapts one's style and not their style- it's a mistake IMO. One difference between adult actors and children is that the adults can be expected to learn their lines.

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    Re: One adapts their style for different actors

    Thanks so much. This "their" was really nagging me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The person writes/directs differently for different actors- in a way that will accommodate their style. They should say One adapts one's style and not their style- it's a mistake IMO. One difference between adult actors and children is that the adults can be expected to learn their lines.

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    Re: One adapts their style for different actors

    You'll come across it in English- sometimes when people use one to sound posh, they fail to use it consistently.

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