Actor Stories

OPINION | Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful 

OPINION  Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful  Don’t they understand that we all have lives?  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m certainly grateful for each and every…

ACTOR STORY | “It’s About Nothing!” 

ACTOR STORY “It’s About Nothing!” How Jason Alexander landed the role of George Costanza on ‘Seinfeld’ (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Jason Alexander) Jason Alexander once had a self-tape that he thought was going to…

ACTOR STORY | Mark Ruffalo was Hiding in Plain Sight 

ACTOR STORY Mark Ruffalo was Hiding in Plain Sight How Hollywood finally discovered Mark Ruffalo (By Carmichael Phillips) (Mark Ruffalo in Zodiac) When casting directors saw Mark Ruffalo perform, they couldn’t believe how good…

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  • Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? 

    Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? Perhaps Will Smith was still in character during the infamous “slap”… (By Carmichael Phillips) What caused Will Smith’s now infamous slap at the Oscars? What made him jump…

    ACTOR STORY | A Casting Director Hunted Me Down for a Self-Tape 

    ACTOR STORY  A Casting Director Hunted Me Down for a Self-Tape  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) I got in trouble with my agent for not submitting my self-tape recently. A…

    ACTOR STORY | I’m Officially Done with In-Person Auditions! 

    ACTOR STORY  I’m Officially Done with In-Person Auditions!  I hope to never have this experience again! (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Liza Summer | Pexels) I hope I NEVER have to go to another…

    ACTOR STORY | Have I been booking out too much? 

    ACTOR STORY Have I been booking out too much?  You have to be all the way in or all the way out…  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Jorge Salvador | Unsplash) In the past,…

    ACTOR STORY | I Got an Acting Job Without Auditioning! 

    ACTOR STORY  I Got an Acting Job Without Auditioning!  Why repeat customers are the best customers  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Razvan Chisu | Pexels) I recently got a job without auditioning for it!…

    Do Casting Directors Even See Our Self-Tapes? 

    Do Casting Directors Even See Our Self-Tapes?  All that anticipation for nothing!  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Ryoji Iwata | Unsplash) My self-tape, on more than one occasion, was not seen. How do I…

    My Self-Tape Evolution 

    My Self-Tape Evolution  A brief history of how my self-taping improved  (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) My early self-tapes were a rather shitty affair. I’m embarrassed to say it, but it’s…