"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
"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'
"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
"I remember thinking, ‘I want to go to Juilliard, I want that structure and I want that rigor and that classical foundation.’" - Corey Hawkins
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.
"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
Hedges reveals how a failed audition jumpstarted his career and how he mastered that tricky Boston accent for the Massachusetts-set film.
"I do love movies but I love making them more. I've never found something professionally that engages me as much as that." - Ryan Gosling
"With films that top secret, they don’t give you the actual lines. So they give you a scene from Pride and Prejudice..." - Eddie Redmayne
"When we did the screen tests, there were six of us all in this room waiting to audition. It felt like The Hunger Games." - Tom Holland on His Spider-Man Audition
At the audition, Krasinski he was a bit too honest about his love of the original UK version of 'The Office'
"When one does speak one's mind, one might be surprised at how receptive people are." - Actor John Cho
"I actually got my first job after being here for one week — a role opposite Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night." - Walton Goggins
"I hit one of the lights, and I remember hearing the casting director and David gasp." - Karen Fukuhara
"In your head, actors can be like, I want to have something coming up or having just done something, to have something to talk about, which is a really unfortunate way of thinking." - Tony Hale
"In terms of playing Kimmy's naive side, there is always a danger of that being grating or obnoxious for people to watch," Kemper says.
"I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind" - Charlie Cox
"He was shaking. He literally said the script breeds anxiety. It was nerve-wracking. I was like, 'Is he gonna get through this audition?'"
"As soon as I get in the part and get my costume on and get in front of the camera, I don’t know, I don’t feel any nerves at all" - Rudy Martinez
"I’ve never given up in an audition. I fight to the end… I don’t want to waste your time" - Aaron Paul