Actor Stories

One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember 

One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember  More likely than not, the casting director thinks you did fine!  (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: JJ Jordan | Unsplash) Look, it’s normal to…

OPINION | Actors, Social Media is Fake as F&%k! 

OPINION Actors, Social Media is Fake as F&%k!  People only post good news on social media (The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Sammy Williams | Unsplash) I’ve gotta admit, bro. Social media used to have…

OPINION | Casting Directors Should Give Us Feedback on Our Self-Tapes! 

OPINION Casting Directors Should Give Us Feedback on Our Self-Tapes!  Casting directors demand so much, yet don’t even give us the courtesy of feedback on our self-tapes  (by The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Pixabay…

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  • OPINION | Self-Taping is a Godsend! 

    OPINION Self-Taping is a Godsend!  If the choice is between a self-tape and sitting in rush-hour traffic, I’ll choose self-taping every time! (by The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Jill Wellington | Pexels) Anyone who…

    Actor Stories: How Ed O’Neill Landed His Breakout Role by Making a Bold Choice 

    Actor Stories: How Ed O’Neill Landed His Breakout Role by Making a Bold Choice  O’Neill hit casting directors with something they weren’t expecting (by Carmichael Phillips) (Ed O’Neill in Married…with Children) At an…

    Actor Stories: How Matt Damon Created His Own Opportunity, and Made Himself into a Star 

    Actor Stories: How Matt Damon Created His Own Opportunity, and Made Himself into a Star Damon, along with pal, Ben Affleck, refused to wait for Hollywood’s approval (by Carmichael Phillips) (Matt Damon in…

    The Acting World Goes Virtual 

    The Acting World Goes Virtual  And that’s a good thing!  (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Beci Harmony | Unsplash) As the old saying goes, “The only constant is change.” But in this new Covid-19…

    Bill Nighy: “I still don’t have a process” 

    Bill Nighy: “I still don’t have a process”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Bill Nighy) “I’m old enough to say that I’ve never knowingly been in character in my life.” Bill Nighy, the English…

    OPINION | The Self-Tape Request from Hell!

    OPINION The Self-Tape Request from Hell! Sometimes casting directors ask for far too much! (by The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Usman Yousaf/Unsplash) Forgive me for saying this, but this self-taping thing has gone too…

    The Virtual Audition Waiting Room

    The Virtual Audition Waiting Room “It’s now your turn to audition, please enter Studio B.” (by The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Vladimir Fedotov/Unsplash) The global pandemic has forced us all to reevaluate the way…