When you are a successful actor, it’s hard for the public to imagine that there are many disappointments in your acting career. However, every actor has a bad day and remembers that role that slipped away from them.
He told the entertainment magazine, “There are hundreds you audition for and give terrible auditions for. Sometimes I walk out and I’m like, ‘Wow, that was embarrassing.’”
For every successful audition for movies like About A Boy, Warm Bodies and X-Men: First Class, he has also had his share of awful days in that audition room.
The 23-year-old British actor revealed, “One of my all-time worst [auditions] was definitely Prince Caspian. They asked if I could do a Hispanic accent. I was like, ‘What would I base that on?’ They were like, ‘Have you seen Shrek? Puss in Boots.’”
Even though he was well-prepared for the audition, he hadn’t planned on doing an accent.
“I was doing the scene, but in my head before saying each line, I was trying to do my Antonio Banderas impression, saying [in a Desperado voice] ‘I am Prince Caspian!’ It was horrendous. It sounded more like Borat,” shared an embarrassed Hoult.
Clearly, he did not get the role, but fellow Brit Ben Barnes did. Barnes even had that Hispanic accent that the director wanted for the part. While the bad audition certainly did not affect his career, it does remind every actor that each audition brings its own set of challenges. Be prepared for each and every one of them.