Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson shares 7 tips on how to give a good audition, which is great news for aspiring actors.
The advice starts at 10:45 and she breaks down seven amazing tips on how to give a good audition and it’s quite inspiring.
Don’t try to do what you think they want. Embody the character how you think it should be.
Make a choice. Doesn’t matter whether it’s perfect, or not; make an impression. It could lead to future jobs even if you don’t get that one.
If you make a mistake, just be smooth. Not being rattled can be more important than saying the line right. Mistakes are going to happen.
Ask for what you need. If you think you can do it better by going again, but they’ve already said, “good job,” just ask if you can do it again.
You’re going to have bad auditions. It’s a learning experience. Get the reps in.
The audition starts the second you enter the room. Sometimes you ought to embody the character from even that point.
Use it as an opportunity to get to know them. Maybe you don’t really understand their direction, or it goes against the way you want to go with the character. In a way, you’re also auditioning them.
In the video, Brie Larson also talks about the TV shows and movies she auditioned for. “I didn’t get Gossip Girl, and I’m really glad,” Larson explains in the video. “I auditioned for Hunger Games and I didn’t get it. I auditioned for Tomorrowland and I didn’t get it. I auditioned for all of the new Star Wars movies and I didn’t get it. I don’t even know why I’m saying I didn’t get it. Like, you know I didn’t.”
Brie Larson is now an A-list actor. The Marvel Cinematic Universe actress previously auditioned for Iron Man 2 and 2011’s Thor. Other films that Larson revealed she auditioned for and did not get included Sucker Punch, Gulliver’s Travels, Mars Needs Moms, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Angels in Stardust, The Book of Eli, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Get Him to the Greek, The Descendants, Jennifer’s Body, Legion, The Last House on the Left, Drive Angry 3D, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and even James Cameron’s Avatar.
Larson also revealed some Disney Channel Original Movies that she auditioned for including Brink! and Smart House, plus TV shows Halt and Catch Fire and The Big Bang Theory. She also confirmed that she made it to the final round of auditions for high profile films like Pitch Perfect, Tomorrowland, Into the Woods, Youth in Revolt, Peter Pan, and Juno.
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