Feel the Awkwardness
On Tuesday, we did our scene from Her. We had come to class an hour early so we could run our lines together. It didn’t take anywhere near that much time, but it was fun to talk about life as well.
The first time we did our scene, we did it very quiet. Very sad. We skipped through everything except for the hurt and the ‘I miss you’. It wasn’t bad, but why play one thing when you can play 30?
The second time, we worked on incorporating all of those feelings, like the awkwardness at the beginning, the comfort of an old friend, the sadness of realizing it’s over, anger at being replaced by a machine… We were getting there.
For our last take, instead of starting the scene already sitting down, we did the awkward hug when I get to the restaurant. And instead of starting the scene there, we lived in the awkwardness of the ‘hi’, ‘it’s nice to see you’ and ‘you look good’. Sometimes, instead of just jumping into it and playing the awkwardness, it helps to actually feel it 🙂
“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”