Being in action is at the heart of the matter in the craft of acting.
A complete involvement physically, emotionally. Psychologically and spiritually is an absolute condition for practicing the act of acting.
What isn’t expressed physically has no substance and isn’t happening.
Even a thought has its external physical expression.
Acting is a craft, it is executed and performed step by step.
Acting has its own language.
Very often, beginning actors are foolish enough to think that acting is just reading lines and walking around with a sense of confidence and looking as though you know what’s happening, reading lines with feelings.
It is as hopeless and helpless as someone who is aspiring to dance ballet, by putting on a leotard and a pair of dance shoes, in the hope as coming across as a confident and competent dancer.
If you respect acting, it will earn you respect.
Feeling something on stage or in front of the camera, does not automatically mean that your “feeling”
Is being communicated to the audience. As a matter of fact, and to be exact, communication (connection) with your audience (camera) happens because of what the actor does in the specific situation.
Moreover, people feel as a consequence of what they do.
It is the doing that brings the feelings, not the other way around.
The joy of acting as well as the reward comes from the doing, not the rendition or limitations of the feelings.
Therefore, your acting, is as genuine as you commit to the doing.
If you do the doing, then the acting will be real, and you’ll never have to concern yourself with the feelings or emotions.