#2: Believability Is Key
They say that crying on cue is one of the hardest things for actors to do. There are a lot of different tricks that people use to get their eyes welling up, but it is still a skill that not everyone can master. And even if you can squeeze out a few tears, it doesn’t mean it will move your audience.
According to Ryan Gosling, he tried to keep his tearful, emotional momentum going during the call, but after ten minutes of trying to wait it out, he was out of the zone. To make matters even worse, when the casting director came back in, she made him pick up where he left off instead of letting him start from the top.