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Anna Faris, Joshua Jackson crying lessons on Late Late Show With James Corden

Also, Allison Janney’s trick for laughing on camera is to imagine being punched in the stomach. So, there’s that

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Acting: it’s not as easy as it looks.

On Tuesday’s Late Late Show, Anna Faris revealed that she occasionally has difficulty crying on camera. She experiences the same problem in her normal life, too, because her mother would scold her for crying when she was young, asking her, “What do you have to feel sorry for?” So, while the implications of that tidbit are between Faris and her therapist, the actress did share that when she needs to cry on the job, she brings out the tear stick, an actor’s secret weapon.

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The Mom star described the stick as Vicks VapoRub for your eyeballs, something which fellow guest Joshua Jackson did not want to inflict on himself. He eventually caved, and host James Corden was all too keen to engage in the full actor experience. See the full clip above to watch Jackson direct Corden in the most dramatic scene of his life.