Strasberg’s Emotional Recall (remembering similar instances) is a nice tactic, but it’s also possible to picture the need to cry from what’s going on ‘right now’ (in the moment). Happy crying or sad crying, whatever it is, find your place. Crying is a human emotion in response to something. You have to find the beat that brings this feeling to life.
Crying always develops in levels. It’s up to the actor to find these levels. Breathing from small breaths to heavy breathing can emphasize the performance, as crying is also a repertory system. Air is the key.
Tip: If you’re not on a stage (which would be 1 take) and in a film set ( which can range from 1 to 40 takes) your eyes can get dry up pretty quick. You don’t want to force the emotion, but you do want your eyes to last until they capture the right moment. I would advise eye drops only if your eyes are drying up and causing you pain.
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