Anyways, auditions are seriously so awkward. You walk into a room with a bunch of people who look a lot like you, you wait around with all of those people and try not to become nervous, then go into the audition room and read with someone who you most likely have never met, and are expected to do the best performance EVER! Now, I actually am pretty good at the "art" of auditioning. Living in Hollywood for the past several years has allowed me to become quite good at it. However, there are always things that are out of your control. At my audition today, I immediately noticed that this was a somewhat "rushed" casting session. In fact, the people running the session told us that they had a "rush-call" because the client didn't like any of the previous actors who had come in to read for this job. Hence the Saturday audition. The other issue was that they were pairing actors up: myself and another actor who was supposed to be in the scene with me. Because of the rush-call however, there were many cancellations, and this left me with the option being to read with the camera-man. That's already where I should have asked to wait for a second actor to show up. Lesson learned.
That's not to say that I did a bad job, I know that I am good at what I do and I did the best that I could do as always. But I also understand that it is MY audition, and therefore I must stand up for the time that I am allowed to interview for this job. In this situation, there was a lot that was out of my control due to the casting session being a rushed call. However if there are any actors out there reading this, please remember that you have the right to ask the casting director for a chance to do another take or to audition at a later time then your call-time. If they say no, politely thank them and leave. I didn't ask to have another opportunity today, and looking back, I believe that I should have. Again, lesson learned. I also had to remind myself today to NEVER dwell on auditions. Or really anything from the past. It's PASSED. Can't do anything about it now except to promise yourself to do better in the future! So, here's to a future booking!! Thanks for your support and love!!! Never Give Up ;) xx