The Frustration Is The Acting

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One of the most brilliant pieces of acting advice I ever received was this:

“The frustration is the acting.”

All the stuff that happens in between your next line–often the opposite of what you want as the character, yet are feeling deeply–is riveting to watch and super fun to play.

No one exemplifies this more than Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners. Watch this clip here. (Or really, every single episode.)

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