Monday 8 March 2010

Things to consider 3

Now, after finding who you are as an actor and separating yourself from the competition, what could possibly go wrong for you? Lots, I'm guessing if you enter the world of auditions with the wrong attitude. So, here's a tip, I think, is worth taking on:

Don't think of the competition, concentrate on your audition.

There may be overwhelming numbers of actors going for the same part. You may think 'What am I doing here, I look nothing like the character brief?!'  If you keep thinking about the odds of getting a part, do it every time you go to an audition, you're only setting yourself up to fail. With so much energy put into something that you have no control of, how are you going to be able to concentrate on your audition?

I have been told to think of an audition this way:

Number one, you have already beaten hundreds of other actor who didn't even get this far.

Number two, who cares if you don't look like the brief! Obviously there is something about you that intrigued the casting director/client.

So, instead of whining about the slim chances of success, take each audition as an acting opportunity. Be prepared, be on time, be courteous and do your best, always.

Until tomorrow. Happy thinking!

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