Kellan Lutz on Auditioning for ‘Tarzan’

Kellan Lutz goes all out for his auditions, including the one he did half-naked for Tarzan.

“When I auditioned, I wore my Conan wig, because I was testing for Conan the Barbarian at the time,” the Twilight star told Hollywood.com.  “So I had this wig that I made for that so I wore that and then I walked into the audition in my underwear.”

It was only after the audition that someone told him the film was going to be animated.  So his prized abs were of no use for the project.  Lutz recalled, “They’re like, ‘No can you actually slim down so you can fit in the [performance capture] suit.’”

Using the CG technology provided its own set of challenges for the actor.  “It’s kind of like acting in live theater, so you have to be expressive,” Lutz said.  “Normal acting, you can be somewhat expressionless, [but] that won’t register.  You have to be bigger.  You have to take your beats.  If I’m wrestling an alligator… ‘Grab the knife!’—STAB!  Versus like doing something so quick and fluid.  [It’s] like having 60 cameras at one time, so when you do a scene, you only do a scene twice because they have every angle.”

Tarzan is currently filming, and will be released sometime in 2013.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Linnea-Berthelsen-Stranger-Things.jpg
Linnea Berthelse on Her ‘Stranger Things’ Audition and Keeping Her Role a Secret for a Year
“Sometimes when actors don’t get the part, it’s not always about an actor being a bad actor; it’s about connecting to the material.” – Linnea Berthelsen Stranger Things is back on our screens with its second season, something fans have been waiting for ever since season one arrived on Netflix in 2016. Returning to the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jonathan-groff-hamilton.jpg
Jonathan Groff on Playing King George III in ‘Hamilton’: “I rehearsed for about a day, and then went into the show”
Can you even imagine stepping into a role in one of the biggest Broadway hits of all time with barely any time to prepare?
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/lina-esco-swat.jpg
Lina Esco on Playing the Only Female Officer on ‘S.W.AT.’: “I have to portray her as someone equal to all of the guys on her team”
"The important thing for me when I read scripts is how much respect I have for the character and how far I can take her" - Lina Esco
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/sam-rockwell-three-billboards.jpg
Sam Rockwell on Typecasting and One of His Worst Auditions
"I’m kind of a workhorse. It takes a toll" - Sam Rockwell
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/rachel-bloom-crazy-ex-girlfriend.jpg
Rachel Bloom: “The way that I learned comedy was not rigid, but this very specific technique taught by the Upright Citizens Brigade”
"I went from being a person who was doing moderately successful videos online and working as a moderately successful TV writer and aspiring to do this to having a Golden Globe." - Rachel Bloom