"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
"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.