13 Words of Encouragement After a Bad Audition

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  • 13 Words of Encouragement After a Bad Audition

    How to bounce back after a bad audition

    (By AM Staff)


    (Photo: Yan Krukau | Pexels)

    So, you had a bad audition? So, what!?!?

    You were terrible, too. I mean, embarrassingly bad! You laid the biggest turd an actor could lay.

    You forgot your lines. You stumbled over your words. You even read lines for the wrong role.

    You were so nervous; your heart was jumping out of your chest. The casting director all but told you to go F yourself!

    But that’s ok. Don’t let it get you down, mate! It happens to even the best actors. Have you ever heard of Johnny Depp?

     

    1. “I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.”

    (Johnny Depp)

    2. Good breaks and bad breaks happen to every actor. How you respond to each is what makes the difference!

    3. Beating yourself up after a bad audition only makes things worse. Making a mental note of the things you can do to improve is what makes things better.

    4. Maintain a short audition memory. When you bring the bad feelings from one failed audition into your next audition, the failed audition stings you twice.

    5. If you went into your audition confident and well-prepared, but didn’t get the role, then you simply weren’t what they were looking for. Move on!

    (Photo: Yan Krukau | Pexels)

    6. Didn’t book the role? Don’t call it a “rejection”. Call it an “opportunity” to evaluate which acting skill you need to improve upon for the next time.

    7. Just because you don’t audition well doesn’t mean you’re not a good actor. Lots of successful actors are terrible at auditioning.

    8. Don’t over-think the audition. Control what you can control and let the rest go!

    9. It makes no sense to beat yourself up about a role you didn’t get, when you don’t even know why you didn’t get it.

    10. Basketball players know that the best way to break a shooting slump is to just keep shooting; keep trying. Audition slumps work the same way.

    11. Every actor loses more roles than they win. That’s just the nature of the business.

    12. “Auditioning sucks hippo d**k. Everybody knows it and no one will say it. It’s the worst part of the business. If there were a way to do it better, we would have figured it out, so far.”

    (William H. Macy)

    13. It’ll happen for you.

    Hang in there. Keep working. Take a break if you have to. But, don’t stop.

    It’ll happen for you!


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