Top 205 Auditions Quotes

In this post, you will find great Auditions Quotes from famous people, such as Camila Morrone, Johnny Depp, Ansel Elgort, Tiffany Haddish, Julia Garner. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I think my booking ratio is 100 auditions for one job.

I think my booking ratio is 100 auditions for one job.
I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.
With ‘Carrie,’ I did, like, seven auditions. I’d never done a movie, so they wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to ruin it. I don’t blame them.
When I go to auditions, I try to always make sure I go in prepared. I always think to myself, ‘I’m here to provide them with a service. They need me, and if they decide to hire me for this service, I’m going to give them the best they’ve ever paid for and if they don’t, they’re dumb.’ That’s on them.
I remember my mom being very scared the first few auditions. My parents are very supportive, but they’re also very realistic, which is great.
I’ve got a lot of friends who are actors so even when I don’t have auditions of my own, I’ll be working on someone else‘s scenes with them.
Charlotte Hope
I’d had four auditions for ‘Sinbad’ when I got the phone call. I was in the Trafford Centre in Manchester, and I screamed very loudly. Then I ran outside, and I screamed some more.
You do get used to the ups and downs, the rejection of auditions and not getting parts, and so when you do get a job, it feels really special, and you try to hold onto it for as long as you can.
Some of the most cutthroat auditions you’ll have as an actor are when you’ll have three words to say.
I’ve been in the industry from the age of 9, so I have an agent. That’s how you get auditions.
Christopher Parker
Pilot season tends to be grueling, because you can be thrown all of these auditions at oncelast-minute, always – and you’re going on three a day, especially back in the day.
Kim Dickens
Plow through the weeds. Go to the auditions and go to the meetings and be on time. Stop looking to the left or the right. Keep your head down and keep moving.
My mum was no pushy parent. She would drop me off for auditions when I was in my teens at the Lyric Theatre, then give me my bus fare and say she would see me later at home. She wasn’t hanging around in the wings geeing me on. I had to do it on my own; it was up to me.
People think that I can just walk into a room and get a job, but of the 200 interviews and auditions I go through a year, I may get three yeses. I just have to use my sense of humour to get me through.
Oona Chaplin
If you read the script, and the character‘s got something in it that you relate to, then I am keen. But I really think, a lot of the time, my successful auditions are those where I really care about the characters.
Seeing other people perform inspires me. I couldn’t be a good performer if just relied on my own talents. Seeing what other brave choices other actors are making gives me the strength to be bold in auditions and to approach roles in different kind of ways.
It’s my motor, it’s the thing that keeps me going and so when I have these auditions for these big movies, I can depend on myself because I’ve been working consistently.
I didn’t have big movie offers, or any big agents wanting to work with me. I had to go grassroots, start at the bottom and go on 150 auditions before someone finally gave me a shot.
Auditions make me nervous; any time I have to perform, I get stage fright.
Whenever I didn’t have a job, I studied acting, I sent out tapes, went on auditions.
It’s my favorite, when you see those auditions that you’re just like, ‘That’s the guy.’
We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show.
Craig McCracken
I wanted to be a child actor so bad that every day I’d beg my parents if I could audition, but my mom said, ‘Not until you can drive yourself to auditions.’
I live in Sheffield, and most auditions are in London, meaning I’m normally a bag of nerves on the train to London because you have all that time to think.
After that I got an agent and went on like a million auditions. You win some, you lose some.
Kel Mitchell
Don’t be afraid to fail. You’re going to go on a million auditions, and most of them you won’t get. It’s very easy to think, ‘This is not going to work for me,’ but keep at it. It’s very generic advice, but you have to be willing to keep yourself in the game.
I once saw JLo’s ‘Behind the Music’ special, and she said she may not get every role she auditions for but her goal is to make every single person a fan. That stuck with me, and I want to do that every time I see a client.
A little secret about actors is that we never think we do a great job in auditions. We kind of just go in and do our work and leave sort of hoping for the best. It’s an interesting dynamic – acting is such an interesting job. You never quite know how well you do.
Sometimes with auditions and going up for a role, you don’t want to admit to yourself that it’s everything you’ve ever wanted.
Auditions are not a natural environment, and you feel judged, even though everyone is just excited to find the right person.
There were two auditions for ‘The Social Network,’ one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, ‘Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?’
I've done auditions where the casting director is takin

I’ve done auditions where the casting director is taking the paper out of my hand in the middle of reading.
I like to go for auditions. I enjoy that aspect of this job until I actually need a job, and then that becomes a problem. The worst thing is to build yourself up for a role and not get it, so now I’m just taking every day as it comes and trying not to rely on anything.
I do love children, but I don’t really talk about that in auditions.
Emilie de Ravin
I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in ‘Four Weddings‘.
Anna Chancellor
My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.
I went to school to be an actor in Canada and realized I hated auditions once I left, which is a huge problem if you want to get a part.
Jekyll is quite close to me, a little bit more shy. Whereas Hyde is a mish-mash of lots of things. I didn’t realise I was borrowing it throughout the auditions – but Heath Ledger’s Joker was an influence.
I get really nervous at auditions. I know how to make people laugh, but auditions just really make me nervous.
I honestly don’t even know how I got into acting. It happened so quickly because my mom and sister used to do commercials, and apparently when I was little I would unbuckle myself from the stroller and crash their auditions.
Bailee Madison
There were definitely auditions and even bookings and jobs where I played your typical Asian model minority: an IT tech guy or something of that nature. It’s tough sometimes, especially when you’re starting out, because they make these roles sound as if they won’t be a typical nerd.
Manny Jacinto
It’s interesting – years ago, I had such bad stage fright during musical theater auditions that I just gave up. And now I’m on Broadway.
Tom Lenk
I was auditioned for ‘Sultan’ for the lead role in 2015. My auditions were very detailed as it was for the female lead. They took around 10-11 auditions for it in the span of 2 weeks. It was very hectic and tiring for me.
I’ve never shown up to a session in my pajamas – but I definitely do auditions in my pajamas all the time, if I do them from home.
Ashly Burch
My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I’ve already told them they have to wait until they’re 18; I won’t take them to auditions.
Elizabeth Perkins
I started writing because it was hard to find acting jobs. I didn’t like any monologues in auditions, so I started to write my own things. Since then, I have written a couple of shows. I was nominated for playwright of the year for a play I wrote called ‘Potential Space.’
Kirsten Vangsness
There have been auditions where they’ve said nicely, ‘Would you be willing to go to the gym for this role?’
Auditions are just another chance to act – that’s why I love them.
Charlotte Hope
No one understands my accent. I’m constantly going to auditions and being told they don’t like how I talk. You have to live with criticism, and I don’t take it personally.
Lauren Socha
I never talk about auditions. Even if I’ve got the role, I won’t tell people until we’re literally filming it.
I like to wear my dad‘s shoes to auditions as sort of a lucky thing. I feel like I’m on solid ground.
Some of my favorite auditions have been with female directors.
Ed Skrein
I came to Los Angeles and did auditions for television. I made a terrible mess of most of them and I was quite intimidated. I felt very embarrassed and went back to London. I got British television jobs intermittently between the ages of 23 and 27, but it was very patchy.
Although I started off as a child artist, I left acting in between, as I felt that I was missing the fun of school days. But a little later, I became keen on acting again and started going for auditions.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
I held down as many jobs as I could find, from being a waiter to working at a yoga studio and as a ticket-taker at a small theater company – anything that would allow me to go out and do auditions.
I never pursued acting with, like, auditions. If anything, I was given roles by people who knew me and liked what I did.
When you’re an actor starting out, you have no control. All you can do is prepare the best you can for auditions and turn up on time.
I met Sue Perkins at the Footlights, where she brought the house down at the auditions.
I started as a child, in this PBS series ‘Voyage of the Mimi,’ which led to driving down to New York for ‘Afterschool Special’ auditions, which led to moving to Los Angeles. I wanted to be an actor. But in L.A., I got into film technology, and I was building cheap editing systems and would edit my friend‘s acting reels.
Before acting took off, I was a professional kiteboarder training for the world circuit; with a sporting activity, you have to be determined, and it taught me to have a thick skin, which came in use after going to so many auditions and being told ‘no.’
I don’t know if I could play ‘intimidating‘ in a way that’s physically a tough type, and it feels like since ‘Mindhunter’ came out, auditions have been much more geared toward more intelligent characters. And that’s the kind of stuff I like to play.
It’s become like an urban myth. I don’t know her. I don’t know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors.
Shannyn Sossamon
I used to beg for auditions. Now, they're being thrown

I used to beg for auditions. Now, they’re being thrown at me.
Alex Meraz
I spent a lot of time in college studying theater of the absurd and Beckett and Genet, and then I spent a lot of time after that at ‘Gossip Girl‘ auditions, thinking, ‘Wow, I really wasted my money.’
The concept of ‘The Voice‘ has received acclamation worldwide. There will be blind auditions where the coaches will pick contestants without seeing them. It will be a unique concept for the Indian audience.
Any types of auditions will be posted in trade magazines.
It was not even that long ago when my acting career was in the gutter. I was just thinking that I didn’t want to live a life still going on auditions and not getting work. I wasn’t inspired or anything at the time, and it sucked.
I was actually away in Africa doingGeneration Kill’ while everyone was auditioning for Twilight. They all had, like, five different auditions: I was so lucky that I came back from Africa just in time and the actor who was playing Emmett fell through, lucky for me!
I studied digital arts and graphic design, and then, at the same time I was studying, I was still doing auditions.
I did a couple auditions, failed miserably, was about to give up, and bookedTransparent.’
I had given up on acting because I would go for auditions every day, but nothing would happen.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
It’s so hard coming out of drama school to claim your right to be taken seriously and even get auditions.
I used to wear sweats and a T-shirt to auditions, but my agent would yell at me and tell me I had to look nice and presentable. So I had to drop that habit.
I was like, ‘I’m only going to do musical theater for the rest of my life. I’m never going to do TV.’ And whenever I’d get auditions for TV, I’d be like, ‘Okay, whatever. I’ve got a lisp, so they’re not going to take me.’ And then I started doing this, and I guess it was my sister that got me into the acting thing.
Gaten Matarazzo
I loved the domesticity of my life as a struggling actor. When I wasn’t going to auditions, I could do things like cook dishes from scratch and take them to parties or be really thoughtful about birthdays and anniversaries.
Those auditions – you sit down, and literally the whole time you’re there, they scrutinize you, and you know that. But you can’t take it personally.
Drama at Bristol was an academic course: you were judged on your A-levels, and there were no auditions. I did a BA General degree.
Acting is something I’m interested in, and I’ll keep going to auditions, but modelling is my main job.
I think people feel completely stunted without an agent, but there’s a lot of auditions to be had without one and a lot to be learned before you take an agent on.
Talking about auditions, you never know what anyone else is thinking.
Linda Lavin
I’m horrible at auditions anyway. Maybe that’s why I never got anything.
Chris Colfer
In England, theater auditions are gentler experiences. You sit down with the director and talk about the play.
Have I done more business-related things to help my career grow? Yeah. I took the business end more seriously, hooked up with a manager, got some help, because at a certain point, you get frustrated when you go do auditions, and people say you did a great job, and then you don’t get he part.
I have to go through auditions, and my surname has got me into rooms, but I’ll never know if it gets me any jobs. There’s a lot of sexism and objectification, and a lot of people put you down.
Oona Chaplin
When I was five I thought auditions were a great way to get out of school!
I like going to the matinee. I like taking my daughter there. It’s just my favorite place in the world. I go there after auditions. I lived in New York City, I would go to the theater right after because it clears your mind.
The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.
Birdie is amazing and such an incredible child and I’m having such a great time being a mom but I still want to have a career and I still look forward to auditions and parts, and when I don’t get them I’m disappointed.
I was thinking, with the TV exposure I had with WWE – and it’s kind of hard to explain to people sometimes how many countless hours you are on television when you’ve been on the road with WWE – I was thinking that was going to open doors, get me auditions, and get me into a lot of high profile roles.
For sure, one moment really defined the path that I was to take in the future, and that was when I won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York in April of 1995. I had just turned 25 two days before the finals concert, and when I won, I had no idea how my life would change because of it.
When I was a model at 15, I was eating one red pepper a day, and if I had a big day of castings, I would survive off a bag of Haribo, which gave me the 500 calories a day that would keep me alive. I was congratulated daily on my appearance – the more vertebrae upon my back you could count, the better my auditions went.
After college, I was an intern at the New York Theater Workshop. In the mornings, I would build sets and hang lights, and in the afternoon, I would be the reader for auditions.
I seriously suck at auditions.
I don't know how I ever built a career, really, because

I don’t know how I ever built a career, really, because I have always been absolutely terrible at auditions.
I put a lot of pressure to keep working. And when I’m not working, my agent books three auditions a day. I’d rather go to the set and work.
Noureen DeWulf
I did work hard at auditions, and three years at RADA isn’t like a walk in the park. And then it takes a lot of sacrifices, giving certain things up in order to audition, in order to do a play, whatever it may be.
Andrew Buchan
When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true.
I’ve been asked far too often, ‘Can you be blacker?’ I’ve gotten done with auditions and heard, ‘We’re not going to go black with this character.’
Frankie Faison
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn’t get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
Actors who say they don’t watch TV are stupid. I was raised by TV! And it’s how I research for auditions.
Rebecca Mader
My dad was clear that it was important to start the journey from scratch and give auditions. I used to stand in long queues, where a hundred people would stand ahead of me… One thing I knew, that I must be focused on whatever I did. And that helped me to keep striving.
Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.
Most people don’t know that dancing auditions, you learn the steps right now.
It’s only in acting where I’ve heard in auditions, ‘Can you black it up a little bit? Can you make her a little bit more urban?’ And it’s just like, ‘What?’ I don’t even know the word for that.
One thing I refuse to do is force it. So I’ve canceled many auditions because nothing has come up, and I don’t want to waste anybody’s time. God forbid they outright give it to me and I don’t connect with it.
I’ve been acting since I was 8 – I used to play hockey and there was a kids‘ theatre down the street from my house and one day I just walked in and signed up for auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’
Nico Tortorella
For a long time when I was first starting out, I didn’t have an agent, I hadn’t really gone to many auditions… I was very unaware of how the industry worked so I didn’t have the preconceptions or worries.
There are no shortcuts, and you can’t wing your way through real hard work. I learned the hard way by not taking auditions seriously when I first came out to L.A. and probably wasted a good seven years.
The iPad was my first splurge after I got my first paychecks. I paid off the debt, and I now bring the iPad with me to auditions.
Katie Leclerc
There were times when I wondered if I was doing the right thing, studying when I could have been going to auditions.
Eve Hewson
I would have gone to law school, or gotten a psychology degree. I wasn’t interested in sleeping on a futon forever. And what happened is I walked into auditions, and I had nothing to lose, because I had a backup plan.
The most pressure I’ve ever felt to be brilliant was in drama school – those were the toughest auditions. I really wanted to prove myself.
Gustaf Skarsgard
I did auditions at a club called the Comedy Connection. They wanted nothing to do with me. But one night they were doing a night of all women comics, and they invited me to do that.
Both ‘Dear Zindagi’ and ‘Hichki’ did not come easily to me, I had to do multiple rounds of auditions.
I was 20 when I moved to Los Angeles. I went on probably 600 commercial auditions and couldn’t book any of them.
I’m not actively seeking stardom. I just go to auditions, and I knock on wood.
I’ve paid my dues. It wasn’t overnight success. I went to tons of casting calls and auditions… But I’ve got to give luck some credit.
I was just terrified in front of the camera. I couldn’t even say my own name. I walked out of a handful of auditions. I mean, ran out in cold sweats. I was just so nervous and insecure.
Trevor Donovan
Most of the time, I get auditions for deaf characters where the scene has them communicating in really convoluted ways, like reading lips from across the room when the other person’s back is turned or having other people parrot what they say.
Shoshannah Stern
I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some.
I’m theatrically trained. Before Vine, before any of the social media, I was an actor. I was going to auditions; I was taking the classes.
King Bach
You have to keep persevering. An actor goes to a lot of auditions and doesn’t get the part.
With my dad coming from a theatre tradition, there was a lot of preparation before auditions. Not just in terms of saying the lines correctly but a process of entering into what it was all about.
I hate auditions – when I’m doing them, I can’t wait to get out the bleeding door.
Ian Hart
Holding auditions in front of an audience is testing.

Holding auditions in front of an audience is testing.
I got the call to play Tony Manero in ‘Saturday Night Fever‘ in Madrid, a role I’d always wanted, as it’s such a well-constructed show, and my background is in musical theatre. I’d been travelling back and forth between London and Spain for auditions and had been borrowing money from friends to do it.
I’ve been into lots of auditions, and I’m sure I’ve lost a lot of jobs through that because I’m pretty dreadful at reading.
I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn’t survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn’t realize how good they were.
Even when I was little and going on auditions, it was clear who was there because they wanted to be there, and who was there because their stage parents were making them be there. There was a major difference.
People get TV deals by doing something in their grandmother‘s basement. It is definitely the wave. Everybody is trying to do all that stuff. I mean, the Internet is the only reason that I’ve gotten work is because I’ve somehow created a line and people have seen it. And then I’ve been asked to auditions.
If you have a passion and love for something, it’s hard to give it up. I had jobs where the people were helpful and let me go to auditions, and I’d make up the hours another day. I was lucky in that respect: I could afford to get to London.
Vicky McClure
When I started cracking auditions I got confident and that’s when I felt I can act.
I basically never believed that I was a commercial actor. Just because of the outcome of many auditions over time. No one hired me.
Auditions are just torture. I’m trying to get better at it. It’s a very difficult thing to do. You go into a tiny room with a camera with somebody who is doing this with 100 other people, and they’re so bored, and then you have to be like, ‘Hey! I’m gonna show you what I got!’
In auditions, you’re not up against anyone else; you’re both going in for the role, and it’s like, whoever‘s right for it will get it. It’s simple. It’s not like, ‘Oh I won!’ There’s never that element. It is very supportive.
Matthew James Thomas
When I was little, my mom was an actress, and she still is now, and she’d go on commercial auditions, and if they needed a mom and a son, she’d take me along, and that’s how I got started.
Luke Benward
It’s true; I have a skill and it’s… it has not related to acting, it’s not related to auditions, it’s not related to studios, not related to public whim. It’s whether I’m funny or not and whether I can entertain people.
My mom always wanted me to be an actor. And I started going to theater and going on auditions young.
And then I saw this article in ‘Time Out’ magazine for TV presenters, so I went along with my sisters and we did this audition. It was open auditions, it was just a fun day out, but there were maybe 600 people there or something. It was just crazy.
Every mistake that you make, or every thing that you might regret, you don’t need to necessarily regret it, because it can be a step forward. You just move forward and let them go because there will be a lot of bad auditions, and there will be a lot of negative responses. But that won’t last forever.
One of the first auditions I had in New York was for a commercial where I had to go in and audition to be a snake charmer… It was either some bank commercial or something where they wanted a guy charming a snake… I remember they wanted to know if I actually knew how to snake charm.
I fell into acting because I was really shy, and so at night after work, I took public speaking and improv classes, and I started going to auditions sort of as a dare. That was my version of ‘Fear Factor.’
I have been reading scripts, going to auditions and looking for the right opportunities.
I used to audition for ‘NYPD Bluequite a bit, so I had this stock New York detective character that I would bring in for all their auditions.
Mark Valley
When my son was small, he just came with me everywhere, whether it was going to yoga class or auditions or sleeping over at friends’ houses. We came as a pair.
Frankie Shaw
Through the auditions and the process of ‘Sonali Cable,’ I realised that I want to be an actor.
You’ve got to be dedicated and throw yourself into parts and auditions in a way that is completely selfless.
Sophie Kennedy Clark
At one time in my life, I stood in queues for ‘Indian Idol‘ auditions, and I got eliminated at Top 8 or Top 9. I could have never imagined that one day I will be judging this show where I was a contestant myself.
You can count on one hand the white rappers that have made it. So I just wanted to show the point of view of an actor in Hollywood, because what could be more soft than that. Rapping about auditions and acting and stuff. I thought it was just uncharted territory to clown on, so that pushed through with Dirt Nasty.
Simon Rex
I thought, ‘Oh, acting is going to be great – I get to play different parts.’ And then these auditions started coming up for terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, and I’m going, ‘Whoa, what’s this about?’
I moved right to L.A., and I had a year of active unemployment. I had 50-something auditions for 50-something different projects, testing and doing callbacks, and could not get hired. And then, almost a year to the day of being out in L.A., I booked my first job, and then I started booking something every other month.
Shalita Grant
I’ve done over 100 auditions, but I was lucky to stumble onto the Internet as it was growing. Because in film, people are not looking at casting completely unknown faces as lead roles.
My performances in auditions were so inept that I hardly got any jobs in film or TV. I just could not learn the lines and the thought of doing theatre terrified me. What if I forgot my lines in the middle of a scene with an entire audience watching?
I’ve done some awful auditions, and I’ve really done some horrible work, but it forced me to flex those muscles, and that’s what makes you a better actor, just doing bad work and seeing what looks bad and growing from it.
I’d say 80 percent of my auditions go very horribly.
I've been working as an actress and sort of struggling

I’ve been working as an actress and sort of struggling along for ten years, so I’ve been on a million auditions for a million things I haven‘t booked.
I’ve found during the times when I’ve gone through several rounds of auditions that they have really taken pains to consider me, and that makes an enormous difference.
There have been, like, three auditions in my life where I feel like I’m in a ‘Saturday Night Liveskit.
When I was little, I was very loud and loved performing in front of people. I was fearless. When I hit puberty, I became very shy and self-conscious. I still get nervous sometimes before shooting and definitely before big auditions.
Brianna Brown
When I moved out to L.A., I went on 156 auditions before I booked a single thing.
Ryan McCartan
I went on countless auditions. I begged my parents until I finally was allowed to be in a theatrical play when I was 13. It was the most important thing in my life.
My auditions for drama school were miserable, but one thing I had on my side, although I had no experience or skill or training, was that I wanted to learn everything.
I had done a couple of auditions for ‘Amistad’ and didn’t feel it was going to go any further – and then the call came about heading to Los Angeles to work with Steven Spielberg. It was surreal: exciting, challenging, overwhelming.
I’ve had heartbreaking auditions where they don’t even look at you. You’re out before you’re in.
What’s so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for ‘Real Women Have Curves‘.
I came to New York in 1974, when I graduated from college. And you had to use ‘Backstage‘ because all of the auditions were listed there. Most people didn’t come with agents, so you got to see a lot of what was auditioning and when and where. ‘Backstage’ made sure you knew the major places.
If you wanna be the comic relief in a big-budget movie, go to L.A. because there are five auditions in a week that you could hit up, and that increases your chances of getting those jobs.
I had agents in Australia; I just never had any auditions. And if you can’t audition, then you can’t work. I studied there. I did classes there. I learned how to act. Growing up there, I discovered my love for acting, but I just wasn’t getting the opportunities to work professionally.
I have been in auditions where – because – you’re always scared before, but if you let that scared feeling get the better of you or become too much, it could ruin your audition.
I went to a few really bad commercial auditions because I needed the money, and when you booked a commercial, your life was made: you could eat.
As an actor, when you go for auditions, there are certain roles that come along and you think, ‘I really want that one,’ and Prince Arthur was definitely one of those.
Bradley James
I got started acting by going to auditions that my mom found in the entertainment section of our local news paper. Then, I got a manager and started going out on more auditions.
Tyler James Williams
It is unfortunate that in every industry, there are people who take advantage of needy people, but I would like to tell all the budding actors not to be vulnerable and always have a backup plan because rejection in auditions and films is not the end of the world.
I never went on auditions because I would be terrible at it, so I just did stand-up.
Martha Kelly
After watching my Kannada film ‘U Turn,’ director Kannan narrated the story of ‘Ivan Thanthiran,’ and wanted me to attend the auditions in Chennai. He selected me after seeing me perform to two difficult scenes I was given during the screen test.
It’s weird what a last name will do. I changed it to ‘Milian,’ and next thing you know, I was working and getting auditions and stuff, and it was crazy.
Being a director, whether you’re in rehearsal or you’re in auditions or you’re in a creative meeting, is so much to me about being present in the moment. There’s a sense of time stopping.
I’ve always done pretty well in auditions. I just go in and give it my best shot.
I knew that I was just one of those actors who came to Mumbai to achieve their dreams. I knew that nobody would welcome me with open arms and auditions were the only way to get a chance.
And I was victim to that very early in my career, where I would go into auditions, and I’d be wearing a big T shirt, a big baggy T shirt and loose jeans. You know, to try and show people that there was more to me than just that.
My mom would drive me from Cleveland to New York City and use my dad’s hotel points for auditions. They were the most supportive parents that I could have. Without them, I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere.
When I was going on auditions, it was nerve-racking. I’d always say to my mom that it would be awesome if I could get a series. When Modern Family came along, I said, ‘You know what, Mom? I believe I’m going to get this role.’
Rico Rodriguez
You start at a young age, going on auditions, and you think you did a good job and expect to get that role, and you don’t, and it’s a letdown, a disappointment. So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.
I’ve gotten auditions with as little as two hours’ notice. Those don’t go so well!
I went on a few auditions for Broadway musicals, and never stopped taking classes, but I didn’t take it seriously until I was out of college.
Brendan Dooling
I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.
You aren't allowed to ask at auditions, legally, a pers

You aren’t allowed to ask at auditions, legally, a person’s race.
An average day, I wake up, print my audition slides, study for my auditions, and make some matcha to start my day, because I don’t drink coffee.
The biggest auditions can be the most freeing. The odds are always stacked against you and you always expect someone famous to get the part, so it eases the pressure.
Charlotte Hope
In my early days depression did inhibit me because I was too debilitated and terrified to tell anyone why I couldn’t get on a train from Manchester for auditions in London.
I just used to go to the same auditions with all these other kids I went to school with. I didn’t feel like I was really good at acting. I didn’t feel like I was a really talented person that needed to be doing this.
If you’re an English actor and turn up in America, they don’t have an opinion about where you sit. They have no idea what auditions to send you to, so they send you to everything.
My mom is 60. She has been in the industry for over 30 years and till date, she auditions for movies. It’s a myth that star kids don’t have to give auditions.
When you go out on auditions for big movies, and you’re not a big star, you get used to getting close but not getting the part.
Craig Sheffer
I’ve turned up to auditions and seen faces that I recognise and I think I know them. Then I realise I know them because they are on the telly.
I saw the kid playing Simba on stage and I thought, ‘I can do that, nothing special there,’ and then two weeks later, I saw auditions in the newspaper and I asked if I could go, and I lucked out and got it.
Raymond Ablack
I’m good at forgetting auditions, and then there is a surprise to getting something.
Morfydd Clark
When I go to these auditions, I feel like I have to prove myself 10 times over… acting is a challenge.
My family is extremely supportive of me. My mother has been accompanying me to the shoots, and my father used to drive me around for auditions.
I’m just terrible at auditions. I don’t know how anyone does it.
Tom Riley
I loved eating and I did put on weight. I never actually felt fat until I started going for castings, for auditions.
I’ve been in many auditions thinking, ‘God, do I have to take my shirt off?’
Giving auditions is a great exercise. They will provide you with a script, and you prepare in 10 minutes. And you perform in front of 100 other people.
In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we’re all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we’re trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I’m confronted with on a daily basis.
I have had so many bad auditions.