"I remember that there was this one scene in the first year where the director came up to me and said, ‘Stana, I need something from you because I have an act-out here.’ I didn’t understand what an act-out meant. I thought that an act-out meant like a dance-off or something. I was like, ‘What? You need a barrage of thirty five reactions?’ This is what I’m thinking in my head and then the director walks off and I’m like, ‘Okay,’ and this the first time I’ve worked with him and of course I’m new to being on a set for that amount of time and am feeling a little bit green. I turned to Nathan and I said, ‘Nathan, what is an act-out? Does it mean to do forty different faces?’ He started howling. He said, ‘No. It’s like a suspended moment at the end of the scene so that they can go into commercials and come back,’ and then he gave me this really great thing that I guess soap opera people have. He goes, ‘There are three thoughts that soap actors have when they have to do an act out.’ It’s, ‘Oh my God, I think I left the stove on when I left the house today,’ you give that look. Then you’re thinking, ‘Did I leave the stove off when I left today?’ Then the third thought, ‘Oh, no. I turned it off when I left the house today.’ So those three thoughts can carry you through an act-out apparently.