I don't really share much of how auditions go. But the truth is that as an actor, auditions suck. Audition. It's a terrible word that strikes anxiety and fear into the hearts of every actor. It's got the word AUDIT in there. Like your going to act for the IRS. It's terrifying. We should remove the w...Expand post
I don't really share much of how auditions go. But the truth is that as an actor, auditions suck. Audition. It's a terrible word that strikes anxiety and fear into the hearts of every actor. It's got the word AUDIT in there. Like your going to act for the IRS. It's terrifying. We should remove the word from our vocabulary. Anyway, here's a couple of audition stories from my journey. Enjoy! My worst audition was for "Silicon Valley". I was in for a guest star role as "Tech Guy". The sides involved me using the audition camera as a security camera for some physical comedy. I go in the room, I do my first take. Goes well enough. I get direction to go bigger. As I went bigger I get close to the camera and knock it over. I catch it mere inches away from the casting associates face. She says, "It's ok." I go to leave and thank her and stick out my hand for a hand shake. Casting doesn't like to shake hands due to germs and not wanting to get sick. I remember this just as she is sticking her hand out to shake mine. I turn my hand into a fist bump to try to help the situation and her hand runs directly into my fist. I left. Needless to say I didn't book it and haven't been called back. Best audition was for a small part in "Hail, Caesar!" by the Coen Bros. I went to the callback and there they were. I was nervous of course. I've loved their work for as long as I can remember. Ethan shakes my hand, which I was of course hesitant about due to my last story. I do the scene and they laugh. Belly laughs. I left the room walking on clouds. I said for the first time TRULY MEANING IT that it didn't matter if I booked the part or not. Making them laugh was enough. I didn't book the part. But it was a great accomplishment making the Coens laugh...at their own script. What are your best and worst auditions?