Another day of filming. My scene was rushing into a room, finding a girl, covered in blood and a guy with his guts out. I scream, then collapse in a corner. Police rushes in.
I was very nervous about this scene. I had to do a lot of visual facial acting, not so much doing acting. I had to scream, I had no idea how.
When it came right down to it, I produced a series of very loud scary screams, ones I had no idea I could do. What really amazed me is that waiting between cuts, I was shivering and scared. Screaming made my hair stand on end, I was defensive and felt a bit like an animal being chased.
That reminded me that I had another lesson today.
It's what you perceive as real, not what is real, that shapes your present.
Your body reacts to everything you think and do as if were the actual truth.
You don't have to prepare for situations you've never been in. If it's about staying alive in any sense of the word, you already know what to do.
All the more reason to get real in life, my friends :)