To be an actor, it becomes less about headshots and workshops and more about self-love, growth, love of the craft, love of fellow actors and passion.
Bryan Cranston remembers how he learned to cope with rejection as an actor about ten years after a disastrous early audition:
J.C. MacKenzie talks about working with Scorsese and his role in The Irishman, preparing for auditions and self-tapes and much, much more.
Chris Hemsworth explains that before being cast as Thor, he had a difficult time finding his place in Hollywood.
Regina King on her early days as an actress and what she went through in her career before Boyz n the Hood.
Leah Remini talks about how actors feel about auditioning — and what actors need to hear about auditioning.
Here’s how you can use those words to elevate your acting career to a level that benefits your life on a number of levels.
Hilmar chats about working with Kingsley, the research she did for the film, getting her start in Iceland and her time at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts.
“I’ve never been good at auditions and I’ve never really gotten many jobs from auditions.” – Aidan Gillen
“It became the way that I learn about myself and the way that I learn about other people.” – Anna Kendrick on Acting
“Each film and each character is a completely new set of challenges.” – Alden Ehrenreich
“I loved auditioning because it was just an opportunity to act. Whether or not I got the job was the next hurdle, but the idea that I would get to act that day was the thing that excited me the most about it.” – Zachary Quinto
“It wasn’t lost on me that had they not seen Justified, it was very possible that my first audition may have passed them by.” – Damon Herriman on His Audition for ‘Quarry’
“The most important thing in anything, is that you always have to be learning no matter what you’re doing.” – Mike Birgiblia
“There’s something about the fighting for it, I think, that’s healthy. You gotta prove yourself. I’m not above that. I will never be above that. Bring it!” – Leslie Odom Jr. 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
“I think audiences want to watch characters go through something, so it’s kind of okay to leave things a little messy, a little undone, if we can be truthful to that.” – Susan Heyward on rehearsing
“The testing process for an actor is always rigorous and intense and you’re waiting in a room all day for all these executives to get together and say that they’re ready to see you” – Seth Gabel on Auditioning
Interview: Orange is the New Black’s Julie Lake Talks Season 3, Auditioning and Her Characters Backstory
“There are so many fantastic actors in the cast that it is kind of like every scene is a master class in acting.” – Orange is the New Black’s Julie Lake
It’s Nurse Jackie’s final season and 13-year-old Mackenzie Aladejem, who plays Jackie’s (Edie Falco) daughter…