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CAN YOU DO MULTIPLE TAKES OF ANY INTENSE EMOTION? EVEN 20?

How can you instinctively deliver take after take of any intense emotion?

You might’ve had to shoot a scene with heightened emotion multiple times and maybe you found it exhausting and hard. A lot of actors think it’s even impossible and they use tricks to get them to cry on cue or express any extreme emotion on demand.

The reality is tricks aren’t even fun for you as an actor and they don’t fool the audience. No one will believe you and no one will be moved by your performance because it’s fake.

A lot of actors actually deny they’ll ever have to do scenes that require them to be so vulnerable on cue, especially over and over again. They simply don’t face the possibility that it’ll ever happen to them. This puts them in a powerless place as an actor because they’re fully aware they can’t deliver what’s required of them- this makes it impossible for them to ever be present in an audition or on a set.

The thing is, it’s part of the game- you don’t wanna just get it ‘under your belt’ like a how-to. You wanna have fun with it!


When you watch my free training, you’ll discover…

That having the capacity to produce an emotion on demand is not the problem- it’s actually a consequence of a root problem. A problem which only exists because they perceive it as one.


So these actors who perceive this as a problem find themselves in 1 of 3 camps: - They use tricks and fake their way through it; - They complain about having to do it and blame the business; - They reject the responsibility of this being a part of their job.

Let’s go back for a second to when you played as a kid. You could happily play for hours, on repeat, like you were playing a scene over and over with total joy. So what happened between you, then a child, to you, now as an adult- you’ve become trained to please, to do it well. Whenever you try to be good, you stop being present because you become preoccupied with the result. When you’re not concerned with what’s happening right now, you won’t have real emotion flowing through you take after take.

When you grow up people-pleasing, you’re growing up conditioned to please your parents, teachers and society. If you didn’t, you got punished. If you did, you got love and validation. As an actor, the instant you want to please, you’re not present to what is happening with your character.


The good news is you can unwire your conditioning and open up your instrument. An open instrument is alive, it doesn’t need to act. It’s like a limitless river.

Actors, you don’t need another scene study or on-camera class. You just need to take care of your instrument.

How can you begin to work on your instrument? watch the training below to find out now



After you finish the trainings, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know by posting a comment in our private Facebook Group. You’ll also get access to more videos and resources, and connect with more than a THOUSAND like-minded actors across the globe.


If you’re not already a member, be sure to request to join ASAP.

See you there!

Jo Kelly

Creator, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are two ways I can help you:

  1. Join my free Facebook Group, THE INSTINCTIVE ACTORS’ SOCIETY, exclusively for actors who are ready to go from good to great and become undeniable.

REQUEST TO JOIN: facebook.com/groups/instinctiveactorssociety


2. Get on the waitlist for my program, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom, and stop struggling to access your natural, authentic talent in the audition room or on set. For one month in the Reset Journey, we undo your resistance and muscle up your instinct. Your instinct is there underneath a life of conditioning, so we work on re-awakening it.


GET ON WAITLIST: tobeornottoact.com/waitlist


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