Judy Greer: “I get a little bit of a high from auditioning”

judy-greer-marriedAs the actress who has played the best friend to some of Hollywood’s most familiar faces like Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez, Judy Greer must know a thing or two about auditioning. She’s nailed the role countless times to become one of Tinsel Town’s most successful character actresses.

She talked to Co.Create about her thoughts on the dreaded audition.

Greer shared, “I get a little bit of a high from auditioning, almost like going on a first date where I’m challenging someone to like me. And if I do two pages of a weird scene in front of a room full of strangers, that’s still acting and it’s also good practice.”

Even though her audition for Bridesmaids didn’t turn out the way she wanted, she locked down a role in this summer’s monster hit,  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, thanks to a successful read with director Matt Reeves.

The 39-year-old star talked about why keeping the audition practice going is important to her.

She explained, “If I’ve been working for a while and haven’t been to a lot of auditions I’ll ask my manager if there’s stuff I can go in on that’s not super important, so when the big one comes up again I’m not like, ‘I haven’t done an audition in three months I don’t know what I’m doing!'”

Greer is currently starring in FX’s new sitcom, Married, and she has a new book out, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sally-field-hello-my-name-is-doris.jpg
Sally Field On Improvisation, How She Chooses Her Roles and ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’
“There’s a dearth of roles for women. I turn down a lot of stuff because there’s just nothing in it for me to do.” – Sally Field   Actress Sally Field put in an appearance at SXSW last week to promote her new film, Hello My Name is Doris. Michael Showalter has directed the movie […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Will-Ferrell-Get-Hard.jpg
Will Ferrell on His Comedy Roots, ‘Get Hard’ and His Favorite Roles to Play
Ferrell was on hand to take part in a Q&A and spoke more about how working with Hart came about. When asked if he chooses his projects based on who he wants to work with, or the script itself, Ferrell explained that each project was different.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/daniel-dae-kim.jpg
Hawaii Five-0’s Daniel Dae Kim Talks Directorial Debut: “The first day I had to yell action, it was kind of odd”
Hawaii Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim, who fans know best as Chin Ho Kelly, recently made his directorial debut on the CBS series. Kim shared his experience with The Hollywood Reporter, saying that his experience was “weird at first,” as he had to direct his co-stars. “The first day I had to yell action, it was […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Ellie-Kemper-Unbreakable-Kimmy-Schmidt.jpg
Ellie Kemper on ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, Doomsday Cults and Tina Fey
When Ellie Kemper joined The Office in season 5, her character Erin Hannon wasn’t intended to be one of the show’s primary characters. However, Kemper won producers over with her portrayal of the cheerful, naive receptionist and Erin was heavily featured in the series’ final seasons. Her portrayal also impressed 30 Rock producers Tina Fey […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/lily-james-cinderella.jpg
Lily James on Auditioning for ‘Cinderella’ and the Hardest Scenes She Had to Shoot
"The good thing is wearing something like that sort of changes how you stand and it gives you a sense of grace that you can use to your advantage as an actor" - Lily James on wearing corsets