Memory is the most important tool an actor has. Without memory, we cannot work.
I think that for an actor it’s the most important tool, the rest can be covered up but you can´t cover up memory.
You panic if you do not have those words that you have learned, and they have to stay in a place where you can use them, you know?
With age, you are afraid of going blank. You are afraid that memory, like the other organs, will begin to fail in some way.
The brain is the big unknown and I think it would be great to let people know how it works and what we can do to improve its health.
The truth is that I do not know what I would do without memory.