The Importance of Showing Real Emotion in Acting

Posted on Feb 21, 2021 in Acting Techniques

The Importance of Showing Real Emotion in Acting

Ever wonder why some actors are so good at crying on command? It’s because they’ve been practicing. If you want to be a better actor, you must practice showing your emotions in real life. Remember: the more believable you are when acting, the better of an actor you’ll be and will become.

Recently, there has been much discussion in the entertainment industry about how women are being portrayed as less emotional and more robotic than men. This topic has sparked many debates on social media platforms. Some people have speculated that this is due to current societal expectations of being a woman in society today. For example, girls are often told that they should act like “ladies” and not make too much noise or draw attention to themselves when around boys. However, I think this creates a false dichotomy between the two genders because we all feel emotions just as intensely- but sometimes show them differently depending on many factors, including gender norms or cultural backgrounds. Therefore, we all need to realize that everyone experiences emotions in different ways.

Rehearsing emotions

Rehearsing emotions is a necessary skill for performers, but it’s also important for the rest of us. Every day, we face difficult people and situations that can make us feel sad, angry, or frustrated.

It’s time. Women are emotional, and that is a good thing! We have so many emotions running through us, from happiness to sadness to anger. One of the most important things we can do is practice feeling our emotions and expressing them healthily.

Emotion acting exercises for actors

Do you want to act with more authenticity? Do you find it hard to portray emotions in your acting scenes convincingly? Emotion acting exercises for actors:

emotion acting exercises

Exercise 1: Asking yourself, “what am I feeling?” before performing a scene can help understand the emotion at hand. For example, if the character is angry or sad, ask yourself what anger and sadness feel like physically.

Exercise 2: Acting out different emotions by using only facial expressions (no sound). You may not be able to act out every detail of the emotion but do as much as possible with your face.

When we watch movies and TV, it’s easy to forget the actor is feeling what they’re portraying on screen. But if you think about it, an actor has to feel that emotion for us to believe them. It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability for an actor to show real emotions like fear or anger because they know that some people will find fault with their performance regardless of how well they do. So for us as viewers to truly be touched by a story, great acting must take place.