We love watching people immersed in their craft. Fully engaged in what they’re doing. Entire television channels (The Food Network, HGTV, etc…) were created and organized around this principle.
This is especially true in our acting. We must be completely interested and totally engaged in whatever we’re doing. Whether it’s playing an action, doing behavior, or simply listening to the other actor, we must fully commit to it. With every fibre of our being. Be all in.
If we’re interested and engaged, the audience will be as well. Their minds and hearts will be open to the story we’re trying to tell.
And, not that we’re doing it for this reason, but we’ll be interesting to watch as well. That’s a nice bonus.