Here are six things you should never say to a casting director
As you know, casting directors are the gatekeepers to your acting career, and with a social network, actors have even better chance to connect and talk to casting directors. The problem is many actors are clueless and often alienate casting directors.
After talking to several casting directors, here is my list of things you should not ask or say to a casting director. Some are pretty insulting, and some are weird compliments but, try to avoid asking the following questions:
Things to NEVER say to a casting director:
- 1. How did you learn to do all of this?
- 2. No, when I complain about “casting directors,” I don’t mean you. You’re a real casting director.
- 3. Let me know when you want me to audition for your project. No offense, but, you don’t know enough about my acting abilities to tell me no.
- 4. You’re a casting director, but you’re not an a**hole like typical casting directors, you know?
- 5. I paid $500 for your acting classes. But, I still haven’t had a single audition. I’m going to call my attorney to sue you.
- 6. I know where you live.
Casting directors are essential to the filmmaking problem and actors are becoming more aware of it. While these examples are not indicative of the way all aspiring actors act in the film industry, but many people say insensitive and mean things like this without realizing it.
At the end of the day never burn bridges as hard as it may be.
What are some other things you shouldn’t say to a casting director? Share with us in the comments below!
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