During your acting journey, some scenes will demand more finesse than others. It is crucial for an actor to shine in an emotionally packed scene because these are the ones that often define you. The ease and adroitness with which you pull these off will elevate your stature as an actor.
Having said that, these scenes are not a walk in the park and may require some preparation on your part. So, don’t shy away from putting some work into your act to nail it.
Here are some tips that may help you in this venture.
Assess the character from all angles
When you’re playing a character with an emotional depth, it fairs well when you assess it from all sides. Get to know the character as well as the back of your hand. Learn about their internal struggles, their personal fears, ticks, fantasies. Getting behind the eyes of your character really allows you to skilfully step into its shoes.
You won’t be able to do justice to an impassioned scene if you only have a superficial or vague idea of your character.
Make an effort to learn all there is and get inside the head of your part. This will really bring together your scene.
Most, if not all, emotional scenes will require you to cry. If you aren’t an actor who can cry on cue, you may want to learn this skill. There are various techniques out there that you can employ. Use reverse psychology by telling yourself you won’t cry at any cost. Previous experiences where you’ve held back tears will surface and evoke tears during your scene.
Or you may try thinking of past sad life events or just sad things in general that make you emotional.
Another trick is to go through the physical motions of crying. Your body will be confused when you do this and it may trigger actual tears.
Have a warm-up routine in place
Before stepping on stage and immersing yourself in an emotionally intense scene, it is essential that you first disconnect with your everyday life. Acting is much like stepping into a whole new reality and adopting it. That can’t happen if you have things from your life playing out at the back of your head.
Warm-up routines help in demarcating your everyday life from who you are on stage. Emotionally taxing scenes demand you be fully present and enact the character like it is an extension of you. For that, you need to cut off anything that may interfere with your performance and warm-ups are the way to do this.
Maybe meditating before going onstage or just sitting quietly and absorbing some white noise may help. You’re free to explore different things and find out what works for the actor in you.
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