Less is more is what theatre actors are always told, but how do you do that?
The answer: stop acting and just listen. Take all of your attention off of yourself and put it on your scene partner. It is absolutely the opposite of what we're taught to do in training programs. But the core of acting is being absolutely truthful in the moment. You can do that if you're trying to hit acting beats or craft behavior. The camera will pick up on that in a heartbeat. While you may book work, you'll notice that you book stereotypical, schmacting kinds of roles that are not in line with your truest self.
You want to book deep work, learn how to do deep moment-to-moment work that not about you hiding who you are or performing, but rather being vulnerable, truthful thereby paying homage to the beauty of the human condition.
April Yvette Thompson