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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
Auditions make me nervous; any time I have to perform, I get stage fright.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of my favorite auditions have been with female directors.
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.
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 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.
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.
I used to beg for auditions. Now, they’re being thrown at me.
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 did a couple auditions, failed miserably, was about to give up, and booked ‘Transparent.’
I had given up on acting because I would go for auditions every day, but nothing would happen.
It’s so hard coming out of drama school to claim your right to be taken seriously and even get auditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I seriously suck at auditions.
I don’t know how I ever built a career, really, because I have always been absolutely terrible at auditions.
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.
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.
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 were times when I wondered if I was doing the right thing, studying when I could have been going to auditions.
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.
I was 20 when I moved to Los Angeles. I went on probably 600 commercial auditions and couldn’t book any of them.
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.
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.
You have to keep persevering. An actor goes to a lot of auditions and doesn’t get the part.
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 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.
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!’
My mom always wanted me to be an actor. And I started going to theater and going on auditions young.
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.
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 Blue‘ quite a bit, so I had this stock New York detective character that I would bring in for all their auditions.
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.
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.
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.
I’d say 80 percent of my auditions go very horribly.
There have been, like, three auditions in my life where I feel like I’m in a ‘Saturday Night Live‘ skit.
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.
When I moved out to L.A., I went on 156 auditions before I booked a single thing.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve always done pretty well in auditions. I just go in and give it my best shot.
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.’
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!
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.
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.
I’m good at forgetting auditions, and then there is a surprise to getting something.
When I go to these auditions, I feel like I have to prove myself 10 times over… acting is a challenge.
I’m just terrible at auditions. I don’t know how anyone does it.
I’ve been in many auditions thinking, ‘God, do I have to take my shirt off?’
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.