So, I’m not gonna lie…auditioning can be tough.
Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who never gets nervous…
You totally rock it every time because memorizing lines is like nothin’ for you.
Or maybe you just love the hell out of auditioning…
If so, LUCKY YOU.
Seriously, that’s awesome.
But if you’re like the majority of us, auditioning don’t come so easy.
I used to get insanely nervous EVERY TIME I auditioned.
I felt so judged. So conspicuous. So inferior.
My confidence was huge at home, but would slowly dissipate as I got closer to the audition.
I would sit in the waiting room trying not to have a full-blown anxiety attack.
Then, I’d go into the jail cell… I mean audition room… and do my thing.
Sometimes it would go well and I’d walk out floating.
But other times I would flat out suck.
BECAUSE I WOULD GET IN MY HEAD.
I’d rush through the material.
I’d trip over a line and try to pretend it didn’t happen.
I’d become distracted and lose focus.
Listen, I’m human.
It happens to the best of us.
But what I KNOW NOW that I WISH I HAD KNOWN THEN is…
I could have simply asked for a do-over.
How cool is that?!
I mean, we don’t get many do-overs in life. Am I right??
In a recent Speak L.A. podcast with the great Jamie Castro (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal), Jamie said:
“If you don’t like what you did in the audition, JUST DO IT AGAIN.”
It’s so simple, you guys!
Don’t get all weird and apologetic and self-hating.
Don’t say, “Oh my god, that totally sucked… “
Just be cool and say…
…“I think I can do that better. Mind if I take another crack at it?”
Chances are… by the second time around, you will have calmed down, and you’ll totally nail it.
There’s no shame in a do-over in an audition.
The audition is YOUR MOMENT to shine.
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