“This is the absolute truth: I was the worst auditioner in the world. It’s one of those things that happens to a lot of actors. I’m much more of a ‘gimme the ball’ kinda guy. Turn on the lights and open the curtains at 8 o’clock, ‘gimme the ball, I’m ready to go.’ Sometimes you go in there and, especially when you’re reading for camera, there’s a casting assistant who’s not an actor reading off a page. There’s no vibe. I never got used to it and I never got a part I auditioned for. And as a director-producer-writer, I hate auditioning actors because my heart breaks while I’m watching them do the work, even if they’re doing good work!
One of the great things that has happened in the last few years is the actor’s ability to self-tape in a comfortable setting where they can feel good in a room in front of a camera. I’ve hired so many actors [that way].” #denisleary #theprofessionalauditioner #theproauditioner #tpauditioner #auditionadvice #auditiontips #backstagewest