…was perfectly legal to sweep young vagrants off the streets and cart them off to frontier families. Laws that applied to citizens would fail to protect Native Americans, and anyone else prevented from obtaining their citizenship or from voting.
The challenge most actors/actresses face is that they get in their own way. It doesn’t matter how much homework they’ve done. If they’re too tied to a specific result, they can’t be present in the moment. They can’t truly perform their art. They come off as desperate. They get in their own way. Their performance isn’t what it could have been.