"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
"More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that" - Cara Delevingne
"The most frustrating thing is when you feel like your full potential hasn’t been recognized." - Jack O'Connell on Auditioning
"I went to L.A and there was another test and they were just like we love you, we really like you, and then nothing happened!" - Dan Fogler
"That’s what we want to do as actors, discover what it’s like to be a human being" - Kristen Gutoskie
"The first preview for me is a really special performance because nobody else has seen it. And in comes the character that’s been missing from your production the whole time, which is the audience." - Jenny Jules
Oscar Isaac proves that a unsuccessful audition doesn't mean a dead end
"I was this kid that came from television and TV commercials, and I had no idea how to conduct myself on a set." - Leonardo DiCaprio
"I had never done television when I walked onto set to film the pilot" - Gillian Jacobs on 'Community'
"When I auditioned, her name was Kathy, because they do these codenames. I didn’t know anything about the film at all" - Brianna Hildebrand on 'Deadpool'
One actor that knows the ups and downs of the audition process is Jeff Daniels.
Goreshter recently recalled that her audition for the 'Shameless' was by far her worst ever.
Jennifer Jason Leigh went from teen movie royalty to critically acclaimed actress in movies like The Machinist and Road to Perdition. Now she’s starring alongside Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and she couldn’t be happier. At least that’s what she told Vulture in a recent interview. “It’s such a fabulous role. The funny thing is, I picked up the script from [casting director] Victoria Thomas’s office and went home and read it — and it was missing the last chapter. Intentionally, because Quentin didn’t want anyone to know. A day or two later, ... Read more
"I thought, ‘If I don’t get a job soon, I’m just going to go back to New York.’” - Rooney Mara on her first years in LA
"That was seven long months of training, of reading scripts that I wasn’t allowed to bring home, to create this character from scratch. So that for me was the emphasis." - John Boyega
Ansari recalls a specific instance when he was asked to use an accent in an audition and he refused.
"When I was growing up and it never occurred to me as a career path" - Adam Pascal on being an actor
"Well, you just deal with all the fear that’s telling you that you’re not going to be capable of doing this." - Jason Segel on The End of the Tour
“I remember getting the audition and being like, "This might not happen," just because it is such a massive movie." - Chrissie Fit