Tag: audition stories

Interview: Mishel Prada Talks ‘Vida’, Creating a Backstory and Moving to LA

"In a matter of two days, I found out that I was going to be playing Emma and that in a week and a half we would start shooting" - Actress Mishel Prada on Getting Cast in 'Vida'

‘The Walking Dead’ Star Ross Marquand on his ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Role (Spoilers!)

"I had gotten the breakdown, and I said, “Okay, let’s go over this a million times.” - Ross Marquand

Interview: Bella Dayne on Survival Jobs, Auditioning and Playing Helen of Troy in ‘Troy: Fall of a City”

"It's out of my hands. There's nothing I can do. I can just do my job as an actor.” - Bella Dayne on Auditions

Interview: Brittany Curran on Her Role in ‘The Magicians’, Auditions and Acting Dry Spells

"I've never lost that childish joy and excitement that I had in the beginning of my career. I think that's one of the only ways you can survive in this industry" - Brittany Curran

Logan Shroyer on His Audition for ‘This Is Us’

"To come onto a show as a young actor, I just wanna get better." - Logan Shroyer

Interview: Shawn Doyle Talks ‘Bellevue’, His First Day On-Set and One Crazy Audition

"The first day is always, 'What the hell am I doing here? Who am I kidding? They're gonna see. They're gonna fire me!'" - Shawn Doyle on Acting Jitters

Interview: Johnathan Fernandez on ‘Lethal Weapon’ and the Self-Taped Audition That Got Him the Role

"I'm learning a ton, and the character is evolving a bunch, and I feel like I learn something new every time I learn a new script." - Johnathan Fernandez on 'Lethal Weapon'

Interview: Anne Winters on ‘Mom and Dad,’ ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ and Selma Blair Audition Stories

"Anytime I get a chance to play something completely different, or do something that's so out of the ordinary, than I take that." - Anne Winters on Choosing Her Roles

Jodie Foster Recalls How She Got Her Role in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Foster revealed how she landed the role as FBI agent Clarice Starling and why she only worked with her co-star briefly on set.

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 small town of Hawkins, Indiana, we discover that there’s a lot of strange events still taking place, and also, a year on, a lot of the central characters have grown up. One character who is struggling with her place in all this, is Eleven (Millie ... Read more

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

D’Arcy Carden on the Complicated Audition Process for ‘The Good Place’

"I’d never done an audition like this before. For one, we didn’t get a script. And two, the sides were fake. " - D'Arcy Carden

Sonny Valicenti of ‘Mindhunter’ on His Audition and Potentially Playing a Serial Killer

"The character that I play, and the behavior that he exhibits, was kind of all that I was told." - Sonny Valicenti on His Audition

J.B. Smoove Tells the Story of His Audition For ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

"You don't know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey" - JB Smoove

‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser on Getting Cast as Barb

"I had never booked anything, gotten close calls, and then one day I got an email about this new show called Stranger Things, asking for a tape." - Shannon Purser

Alison Brie on ‘Glow’: “I had to audition many times”

"Of course when you're told that they don’t think your right for it, I was even more fired up to prove them wrong." - Alison Brie on Auditioning for 'Glow'

Ben Platt on How He Found Himself Starring in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

"Every day is a different sort of vibe and feeling. It can be impacted by anything from like, "Is it raining outside?" to "Are there a lot of old people?"" - Ben Platt

Tony Nominee Corey Hawkins on His Nearly-Disastrous Juilliard Audition

"I remember thinking, ‘I want to go to Juilliard, I want that structure and I want that rigor and that classical foundation.’" - Corey Hawkins

Chris Pratt on His Failed ‘Superman Returns’ Audition: “It just goes to show that it’s all divinely planned”

The old adage that things have a way of working out for the best still applies to some of the most popular actors on the planet, too.

Karen Gillan on Her ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character and Her Expanded Role in the Sequel

"That was something that I thought, I can grab onto that. I can run with that." - Karen Gillan on Her 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Audition