Tag: audition stories

Rudy Martinez Talks ‘Heartbeat’, Playwriting and Being Away From Acting for Two Years

"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

How J.J. Abrams Ruined Aaron Paul’s ‘Cloverfield’ Audition

"I’ve never given up in an audition. I fight to the end… I don’t want to waste your time" - Aaron Paul

Cara Delevingne Had to Read a Scene from ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ for her ‘Suicide Squad’ Audition

"More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that" - Cara Delevingne

Jack O’Connell on the “Tediously Frustrating” Han Solo Audition Process

"The most frustrating thing is when you feel like your full potential hasn’t been recognized." - Jack O'Connell on Auditioning

Dan Fogler on His Long ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Audition

"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

WonderCon: Kristen Gutoskie Talks The CW’s ‘Containment’ and Her Audition for the Show

"That’s what we want to do as actors, discover what it’s like to be a human being" - Kristen Gutoskie

Jenny Jules on Her Broadway Debut in ‘The Crucible’, Working with the Cast and Keeping Her Voice in Shape

"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

Leonardo DiCaprio on his Audition for ‘This Boy’s Life’: “I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, I blew it'”

"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

Gillian Jacobs Talks ‘Love’ and Her Audition for ‘Community’

"I had never done television when I walked onto set to film the pilot" - Gillian Jacobs on 'Community'

Brianna Hildebrand on Auditioning for ‘Deadpool’

"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'

Jeff Daniels Remembers a Terrible Audition for a Diane Keaton Movie

One actor that knows the ups and downs of the audition process is Jeff Daniels.

Isidora Goreshter Remembers Her Audition for ‘Shameless’

Goreshter recently recalled that her audition for the 'Shameless' was by far her worst ever.

What Was Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Audition Like For ‘The Hateful Eight’?

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

Rooney Mara on Her Difficult Auditions and Playing Cate Blanchett’s Lover in ‘Carol’

"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

John Boyega on His ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition

"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

Aziz Ansari on Diversity and Being Asked to Audition for ‘Transformers’ With an Accent

Ansari recalls a specific instance when he was asked to use an accent in an audition and he refused.

Adam Pascal Talks ‘Rent’, His Solo Shows, Bad Auditions and ‘Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival’

"When I was growing up and it never occurred to me as a career path" - Adam Pascal on being an actor

Jason Segel on His Role as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’, Research and One Uncomfortable Audition

"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

Chrissie Fit on How She Landed Her Role in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

“I remember getting the audition and being like, "This might not happen," just because it is such a massive movie." - Chrissie Fit