Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3507: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams Do The Batman Voice - The Graham Norton Show - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill were recently guests on The Graham Norton show promoting their new film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Mr. Norton had a special microphone designed to digitally modify the speaker's tones to sound like Batman's voice.

When Norton asks Affleck if he still tries to change his own voice even though he knows the microphone will modify it - and Affleck confesses that he does this - we see Ben display three rapid Loose Tongue Juts (0:56 - 0:58).

This is an image of the third of three loose tongue juts (aka lizard tongue).

We also see a classic sincere smile (Duchenne Smile) as well as blushing.

Here the loose tongue jut indicates a thought-emotion of "I've been caught" or "I've been bad" (Navarro) together with an element of embarrassment with some self-deprecation.

What is also very telling is this expression of Henry Cavill's (during 1:44.2).

Here it is again a split second later (1:44.4)

This not a suppressed smile - rather it's veiled disgust. Watch the video at normal speed with the sound, then without the sound at 1/2 and 1/4 speed - then watch it again at normal speed once more with full audio. This should make it easier to see. Although we do not know the exact reason (Does he perhaps feel slighted by Mr. Norton for not paying his Batman voice enough attention?), this is an outstanding example of the nonverbal truth that even professional actors are not able to hide their true thought-feelings when they are out of character (if you know what to look for).

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3311: Ben Carson to Donald Trump - "He's an Okay Doctor" - Trump's Body Language Faux Pas

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3506: Jake Gyllenhaal Bombed His Lord of the Rings Audition

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3496: Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush Hugging at Nancy Reagan's Funeral

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3504: Raúl Castro Lifts Barack Obama's Arm at Press Conference

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3473: Adele's Tongue, Ellen DeGeneres and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3299: Kim Davis, Contempt-of-Court, Same-Sex Marriages and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3160: Warren Sapp Recounts Night with Prostitutes

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3477: Henry Cavill Asks Children - Batman or Superman?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2422: Amy Adams on Jimmy Kimmel - Body Language, Flirting and Dating