Can't Kill the Pain

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Can't Kill the Pain


Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Actors use various methods to accomplish this, even those taught in workshops like Sense Memory, an acting tool or technique used to experience "emotional recall."

This method enables actors to recreate physical conditions - for example, the feeling of being slapped, a toothache, or a broken arm - and release emotions on demand, sometimes with the help of objects. The actor can also revisit an episode - the ticking of a clock, a hair-pulling incident - and, on the spot, begin to sob, laugh, or even shake with fear. It's a powerful emotional acting tool when mastered.

On the set of a new teleserye, privileged star (PS), once romantically linked to a dramatic actor (DA), was going to act out a scene that required a very intense anger. Before her scene, she called her assistant to get her handbag, and PS took out something from it.

Applying sense memory, PS was seen holding and looking fiercely at a photo of DA. Those who saw her knew in an instant what the photo meant to her at that point.

While DA is happily going through life, enjoying his many blessings, PS' pain and trauma from that relationship haven't really abated. But at least, DA seems useful to her now.

"Life's like a play; it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Love And Lust Of The Rich And Famous

Most showbiz people believe that Liberated Actress' (LA) attitude has brought her the stardom she now enjoys. Even during her puberty years, LA was a nonconformist who broke the rules and did whatever she wanted without caring about what people would say. She always thought she could get away with it. While other older stars would cringe at certain misbehaviors, LA found them cool and fun.

To her credit, she has a charm that appeals to the public. That, plus her beauty covers up for her "shortcomings" and mediocre talent.

It is public knowledge how irrepressible LA is - there's nothing she wouldn't do for money and stardom. Actually, at her age now, she doesn't have to "work" as hard. She and her family have more than enough to get by. But no, being complacent is not her cup of tea. Hear this:

According to the grapevine, LA's latest hookup is a network's top gun (TG). Allegedly, LA visits TG in his condominium unit whenever he needs her. LA obliges every time - but on her own terms, meaning, TG has to cough up a few hundred thousands for her services.

"Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust." - John Webster

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The Family That Stays Together

We always strive to present an impeccable image to the public, especially where family is concerned.

On the surface, it appears that flickering star (FS) has achieved all that and more. As a wife to a prudent husband (PH) and mother to beautiful, talented children, her family has never been bereft of love and blessings. But all families have their own secrets - some even deep and dark.

It wasn't too long ago that FS introduced their child (TC) to the public, during a gathering well-attended by family and friends within their circle. However, there have been numerous reports that TC is allegedly PH's lovechild. Despite these rumors, FS allegedly kept denying the truth.

Between her and PH, it is FS that keeps talking about TC yet she has never directly addressed malicious talks about TC's background. On the other hand, some close relatives may not be as secretive.

Within the community where the couple lives, a neighbor (NE) turns out to be a close friend of FS' in-law (IL). …

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