Tag: audition stories

How John Cho Took A Stand for Diversity Early in His Career

"When one does speak one's mind, one might be surprised at how receptive people are." - Actor John Cho

Walton Goggins on Making It in Hollywood and His First Job as an Actor

"I actually got my first job after being here for one week — a role opposite Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night." - Walton Goggins

Karen Fukuhara on her ‘Suicide Squad’ Audition

"I hit one of the lights, and I remember hearing the casting director and David gasp." - Karen Fukuhara

‘Veep’ Star Tony Hale: “There’s a reason why I do anxious characters — it comes from a lot of personal anxiety!”

"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

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Star Ellie Kemper on Her Former Improv Teacher Jon Hamm and Audition for ‘The Office’

"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.

Charlie Cox on His Starring Role in Off-Broadway’s ‘Incognito’: “As an actor, I saw it as such a challenge”

"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

‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Praises Rami Malek’s Audition

"He was shaking. He literally said the script breeds anxiety. It was nerve-wracking. I was like, 'Is he gonna get through this audition?'"

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.