what does chewing the scenery mean
A lot of times it means you’re overacting BUT in a good way. Like you’re making ridiculous choices as an actor that the other actors are not making and so you stand in stark contrast against them but somehow it really works and you end up being the best character in the scene.
Other times it just means you’re acting your ass off and giving everything you’ve got.
It’s a really handy phrase and I have “how did this get made” to thank for it.