Acting Tips


I was recently cleaning watching Friends, “The One with the Race Car Bed” from Season 3, and lo and behold there was some math! in this episode Joey got a job teaching “Acting for Soap Operas”, and in one scene he shares some tricks of the trade: how to cry, how to convey evilness, and how to respond to bad news. The math is in that last one: “Let’s say I’ve just gotten bad news. Well all I do there is try and divide 232 by 13.”

How well does that work?  [The math part starts about 40 seconds into the scene.]

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3 Responses to “Acting Tips”

  1. Quick: what’s 500+500? « 360 Says:

    […] what’s 500+500? By TwoPi We’ve seen Joey discuss the value of long division (when wanting to portray someone who has just gotten bad […]

  2. Wiskundemeisjes » Blog Archive » Joey kan niet rekenen Says:

    […] tijd geleden zag ik op de onvolprezen 360 blog een fragment uit Friends waar Joey acteerles geeft. Zijn laatste tip: “Let’s say I’ve just […]

  3. InstantCast Says:

    It seems funny but he’s got a good tip! For more tips and helpful ways to jumpstart your acting career, head over to

    Read the blogs and let us know what issues your facing as an working actor!

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