I don’t know about you, but when I see an actor or actress, especially a young one, who is able to portray someone who has lost a loved one, or has experienced a particularly sad occasion in their lives, I am extremely impressed. The thing which impresses me is not the sad look on their face, nor the words they say which expresses their sorrow, but to see the tears of sadness streaming down their faces.
I have always thought that one of the ways they are able to do that, is by recalling a very sad occasion in their life. Now, that makes sense, but if you think about it, how many sad experiences has a person who is only 8, 9, or 10 years of age, been able to experience? For most, I would say, very few, thankfully. I have thought that perhaps they had some drops of some kind which caused their eyes to tear up, but that’s merely a theory.