We all think acting is easy. It’s just pretending, or lying. We do it all the time. There’s no reason to respect someone that does it for a living. We often forget that there’s more to acting than just memorizing the lines and pretending to mean them, however. Often it takes a lot of time, effort and difficulty to properly get into character and make everything appear realistic and plausible on the screen.
Some actors have learned some pretty diverse skills for their movie roles over the years. Here’s a few of the most surprising ones.
Channing Tatum – Tap Dancing
If you’ve seen Hail Caesar, you know what tap dancing scene I’m talking about. Channing had to learn it from scratch, and did a hell of a good job!
Jesse Eisenberg – Magic
Yes, not everything in Now You See Me was CGI! Jesse actually learnt a few magic tricks to make it all look more realistic and believable.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Tightrope Walking
So yes, despite almost every tightrope walking scene in The Walk looking very CGI, Joseph did learn the art of tightrope walking.