Auditions That Resulted In Rejections
Audition: Honey Dew Donuts commercial.
Likely Reason for Rejection: Smile not toothy enough.
Audition: Community theater production of a Tom Stoppard play.
Likely Reason for Rejection: Not good enough at acting, palpable bad attitude.
Audition: Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy buddy cop movie.
Likely Reason for Rejection: Headshot misleadingly presents me as somewhat dangerous-looking. Am not, in fact, dangerous-looking. Unless you’re looking for somebody who’s dangerously irresponsible about long-term financial planning. Or who drives through metro Boston like she’s starring in 5 Fast 5 Furious. Not, like, somebody who would insult a cop.
Audition: Verizon Wireless corporate video.
Likely Reason for Rejection: Took direction to “not be over the top, just conversational” too literally. Voice is monotone and bored-sounding. Also, smile not toothy enough.
Auditioning is fun when I imagine the blog I’ll write about it later!