Suspension of Disbelief

While watching a British police procedural on PBS I was reminded of one small action that English actors seem to never perform convincingly. Holding and drinking from a paper coffee cup, ala Starbucks. They way they handle the cup makes it obvious it’s empty, and they barely touch it to their lips while pretending to sip/drink from it. Suspension of disbelief. That’s what’s required in a drama. Little things like that spoil it for me.