You know those furniture commercials that feature regular-looking people lounging in recliners or admiring the just-right firmness of a bed?
Sure. Well, have you ever been watching one of those and thought "Hey, I could do that."
I have. I know I could project a sense of transforming satisfaction, the kind that would silenty say "This couch will fix everything that's not perfect in my life."
And I can take direction. If the guy in charge of the commercial says "More intensity!" I would notch up the emoting.
If she said "Make it look like that bed fills you with an abiding sense of well-being" I would do my best to comply.
I'm not saying I can act. I can't. But if you have seen these commercials, you know that's not exactly what they want.
Mostly you just have to be able to sit down and not look as if you are in pain.