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