TIL How Actors Cry in Moves & TV Shows

man wiping his tears
Photo by Tom Pumford

Today I Learned (TIL), actors use microscopic menthol crystals blown into their eyes from off camera to produce tears and cry on cue while on camera when filming movies and TV shows. Of course, there are many actors that can make themselves cry on command as well but for those that can’t, this is how it can be done.

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