Shortly, after we cross over into this world, we learn that we need to smile, when we don’t feel like it to please our parents, teachers, friends etc.  We learn from a young age to deny our feelings so that we can keep the people around us happy, to whom we are dependent on. As we age, we might be lucky to have a few people enter our life with whom we can drop our guard and express everything we feel.  With this select few, we feel free and less burdened since we do not have to pretend or act.  However, playing a role in our lives is not something we can escape from, nor can we escape from expressing emotions we don’t feel for the sake of others, which is probably why so many of us get so emotionally involved in the lives of the characters we see on the big screen.

Although, logically we understand that the movie and the characters the actors are portraying are not real, we get swept away in the drama and laugh and cry with the characters we see in movies.  All the emotion we have repressed come pouring out, as a release vent, when we see these feelings reflected in the lives of these fictitious characters.  This well of emotion and feeling in the depths of our heart and soul can be tapped into and released, which few of us have the opportunity to do so.  As students pursuing your careers in the field of acting, you have the chance to tap into this reservoir of feelings and release them into your characters, thereby unburdening yourself of your repressed emotions, making your life less burdensome.  But this skill of tapping into your own feelings is something you need to learn to do, as you may not know what is hidden deep below your own surface, which is why so many famous actors have stressed the value of acting classes.  In acting classes, you can learn a healthy way of tapping into your feeilngs so that the lives of the characters seem more real and thereby easily relatable to the audience.  Build your skill and unburden yourself on the journey to your walk of fame with acting classes.


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