When we hear the term crying on cue, it gives the idea that it’s like turning on a light switch and the tears begin to fall, which couldn’t be further from reality. The truth is, when actors are crying in their scenes, they aren’t thinking about crying at all. In fact that’s the last thing they should be thinking about. They aren’t faking it, they are feeling it. Those are genuine tears that are falling from their eyes. The actor brought their own real personal experiences and relationships to their work. Making it real.
By the end of this video, you’ll be able to cry on cue. It’s easier than you think.
Disclaimer: If you happen to be going through something emotionally taxing, perhaps consider saving this video for another time.