1001 Reasons Why Acting is So Damn Depressing! Part 1: Auditions
(By AM Staff)
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There’s 100 people competing in this job interview known as an audition. 100 FRIGGIN’ PEOPLE!
You have no idea why your agent submitted you for this role. You don’t think you fit the breakdown and don’t believe you have a realistic chance of booking it.
You desperately need the money, which heightens the pressure you feel for the audition.
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Your boss threatened to fire you for leaving work early to go to the audition.
Another actor may have already been cast, before you even get a chance to audition.
Your frenemy is also auditioning for the role and wants to know what you’re going to do so that she can do it better!
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You can’t understand why you didn’t book the last 10 roles you auditioned for. You were so great in those auditions!
Everyone at the audition looks like your identical twin. Yet somehow, you’re supposed to stand out.
One of the other actors is much more talented and successful than you. You believe there’s no way you’ll get the role over them!
Everyone uses the same script and says the exact same words, yet somehow you’re supposed to stand out.
They give you 5 pages to learn, but only one night to learn them. How can they judge your TRUE CAPABILITIES if they don’t give you enough time to prepare?
You stand outside the audition room listening to another actor inside the room give a better performance than you’re capable of. Then, you have to go in after them!
The audition begins and your mind goes blank.
You get nervous at the audition (Duh! You’re human!). But the casting director won’t understand or give you a chance to get it right.
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You were the best actor at the audition and STILL didn’t get the role. WTF! Why?
You were the best actor at the audition but didn’t get the role because the other actor had a “name.”
You were the best actor at the audition, but the other actor is related to someone famous.
You were the best actor at the audition, but you remind the director of his ex-wife, whom he still pays alimony to.
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You were the best actor at the audition, but you are too short/tall/fat/skinny/pretty/ugly/young/old
You were the best actor at the audition, but you look too much like the lead actor.
You make one mistake at a big audition, then you’ll spend the entire next week agonizing over it!
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