Bryan Cranston talks about his early career challenges and how that prepared him for his future work.
Browsing: Casting Directors
‘Days Of Our Lives’ Casting Director Marnie Saitta on the Hardest Parts to Cast and Her Advice to Actors
When asked what is the most challenging aspect of casting ‘Days of Our Lives’, Saitta explains that it’s smaller roles that prove to be the most difficult.
David Rapaport reveals that even though they receive hundreds of submissions for even small parts and only have 3 to 8 days to cast an episode
Casting Director Sarah Finn shared a story about a particular Guardians of the Galaxy star who initially wouldn’t audition for the film.
Leah Remini talks about how actors feel about auditioning — and what actors need to hear about auditioning.
Some Casting Directors Do’s: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home
“Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can.” – Jenna Fischer
Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler on Diversity: “People are just tired of not seeing themselves reflected on television”
“You have to be more broad in your thinking, which is creating more opportunities for everybody.” – Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler
“No one wants to be rejected. But if people reject you then that means it’s not the right fit for you” – Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann
“Personally, I’m not interested in casting the most perfectly beautiful woman or someone who ticks all the boxes of what a person is ‘supposed’ to look like.” – Casting Director Nina Gold
“I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—’cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba
Casting Director Jennifer Euston: “I want to present trained people – actors who truly want to do this as a profession”
“I’ve never been one to find somebody on YouTube and hire them.” – Casting Director Jennifer Euston
‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting the Young Stars and Finding Actors in Atlanta
“We didn’t settle on any single part, down to the one-year-old in the family that doesn’t speak.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba
“I would say out of the 150 people, probably 144 of them were auditions.” – Casting Director Eric Dawson
“The actor either has to learn how to develop their interpretation of who their character is, or study someone who is of that nature already.” – Casting Director Kimberly Hardin
“For a casting director, that’s your—the actor that you have loved for decades getting their shot, and then not only taking it, but killing it, as Sterling does each and every week.” – Tiffany Little Canfield
“I think in some ways the image I presented of myself throughout the years has caused people to have a hard time casting me” – Christina Ricci
If you are ready to get on the radar of the casting directors and are willing to do what it takes, read on and take action.
What are you doing to make sure you set yourself apart from the rest of the pack?
“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’