Annette Bening on Acting and Empathy

Actress Annette Bening told the Epoch Times that learning to be another person as an actress has also changed her as a person—for the better.

Acting requires its practitioners to submit to a director’s vision, and look at the world through someone else’s eyes, said Bening. 

“It’s very healthy, because of course there is a part of you that knows it is not real. If you don’t, then you’re insane,” she joked.

“It becomes a doorway into trying to empathize,” she said.