will emerson

I read somewhere that an actor who has to cry in a scene should play like he’s trying not to cry. Because most of the time when you cry, you’re fighting it, you want to hold it back. If you go straight for the crying, it can look fake to the audience. After you’ve spent a few years trying to cry, you realize that’s not how your body works. You can trick your body into feeling things, but the way to do it is to try not to do it. Laughing and crying are two things that dog young actors. When you’re 21, it’s your bete-noire: “Oh, God, I have to cry! I can’t cry, I don’t feel it! I have to laugh? But it’s not funny!” As you get older, they’re two of the easiest things. Partly, it’s because you’ve had more life. It’s not hard to think of sad things. I could cry right now.
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Michael Emerson about actor’s play (from Vanityfair.com, 2010) and so in tune now

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson

anonymous asked:

I live in Boston!!! We must meet up if you come over here. East coast bean!!

Ill be there for 3 days the second week of april! Would love to meet up with anyone esp anyone going to emerson or BU

princeton admission decision comes out on thursday at 5 pm and if i didn’t get into u chicago with a 7.6% acceptance rate i probably won’t get into princeton with a 6.1% acceptance rate and i’ll go to emerson and major in journalism instead of archeology

anonymous asked:

omg i'm going to emerson!!! you should totally go id love to get to know you :)

ill be around the area regardless so 😗❤️❤️

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson