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Information about understanding and using emotions within acting

In this video, Johan talks about feelings and emotion in acting.

Thinking too much about different emotional states, and how to project them, will usually only serve to make us self-conscious and tense. Instead, we want to focus on what we’re doing and then let any emotions come as a byproduct of that.

Our emotions can also be helpful in guiding our preparations. We can think about how we feel about something or how something makes us feel.

Once we have done our preparations and fully commit to the circumstances and our scene partner, feeling things is usually less of a problem than we might think.

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