Let's be real, it's a TON of pressure to cry on cue. Even if you do it all the time, it can still be a lot of heavy emotional baggage to carry around.
That being said, here are some tips to cry on cue *without* digging into past trauma:
Focus on your breath: breathing is what leads your tears, so even if your eyes won't water up, using short inhales and long exhales will give the impression that you are choked up.
Remember that as a character, you are probably trying your hardest NOT to cry. (there's some reverse psychology for you)
Visualize the scene playing out in front of you. Visualize how your character interacts and what is happening in the scene.
Do your homework! Know why the character is crying and create a strong emotional connection imagining yourself in a similar situation.
Drink lots of water, (we should do that anyways)
Allow your eyes to slightly lose focus (key word being slightly)
Don't be too hard on yourself. The more that you think about "you have to do this" the harsher you will be on the abilities that you have.
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That's all for now,