Acting and Lying

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Acting and Lying “What is acting but lying and what is good lying but convincing lying?” –Laurence Oliver Ever since we were little we were taught that lying was wrong and that we should never lie. As we grow older we realize that being honest may not be the best way to go. To be able to get ahead in life you may have to tell some lies. Acting is one of many ways that this idea is taught. In a movie, play, or TV shows, an actress/actor plays another character this is evidence that lying is fine but as long as it’s acting. Is there a difference or is acting and lying the same? When we tell a lie are we acting? Can’t acting just be another clever way to lie? The concept of acting and lying is trying to convince their audience, trapping them with the choice of words. They both are sneaky and impressing or convincing you is primarily the main thing that they care about. A liar can be a sensational actor, while an actor can be a sensational liar. A liar an actor may seem the same but they have different motives for the reason of their lies. An actor lies for the character that they are playing and a liar simply lies for themselves. When you’re acting you can go into another characters mind and make it your own, and when you’re done acting you can go back to yourself. A liar is just simply not telling the truth, the lie is being told as the person no one else there is no other character involved. In fact, actors have to put in days or months in order to get the great movie they are aiming for. Liars get to the time where lies basically roll of the tongue you just need the courage to lie more than once. Acting is all in the script, most of the actors cannot change what it is given to them in the script they just have to go by what is written. Acting is done just as often as lying except that lying can come as a second nature to us. The only difference between acting

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