Part II: Acting Tips 101

Irreverent Acting: 
“Acting from the core captures beautiful irreverent moments”

In my 23 years of teaching acting, I’ve only known a few “naturally” Irreverent Actors. To name a couple, in the 90’s there was dramatic actor and action star, John Regala who was known for his acting intensity and dramatic portrayals. There was also Eruel Tongco, popularly know as "Gary Davies" from the Mother of All Philippine Soap Opera, "Mara Clara." Eruel (Gary) was so effective as a "kontrabida" that in real life, people were so mad at him. In the year 2000, there was Baron Geisler who is a brilliant actor where he can attack a scene and portray it in so many different ways. Each and every portrayal is unique and artistic. I’ve had the opportunity to train Baron in so many workshops from the time he entered showbiz up to trainings for soap and movie projects.

Beautiful acting moments are the ones that come from a point of irreverence.

Part I: Acting Tips 101

Best Acting Comes From the Point of Truth: 
“It captures real time raw emotions”
There are many kinds of Acting. Some of it are popularly known as Natural Acting, Cinematic Acting, Good Acting but the Best Kind of Acting… is the one that comes from a point of truth.

Natural Acting is when your portrayal of the scene or emotion appears appropriate for the intensity and type of emotion.

Cinematic Acting is an engaging execution of an emotion or a scene. It appears to be forceful and intense on screen but actually looks and feels unnatural in person.

Good Acting means appropriate emotions are expressed to breath life into the scene. Acting is “clean.”

Anyone can look the part or act it out…

But the best kind of acting is one that comes from a point of truth. It is drawn from within. It is the kind of acting that captivates the audience and transfers the emotions felt by the actor to the audience.

In essence, you do not act the part, you become the part!

~ Beverly Vergel