Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Woohoo. I have an audition today. OMG I have an audition today- I am so nervous.
This is for a student film, I am playing the role of a mother who misses her son - sounds easy right? WRONG!
I have part of a script - so I have lines but not the entire script- I don't know much about the background- I am not the writer so my job is to take the words and interpret them. There are not really any stage directions, no little words to say that my character is angry or upset, nervous or apprehensive - that is all up to me to decide. If I take it in the wrong direction that might be the end of it for me...or maybe the director will give me some direction when I get there. Who knows???
This is the first time I have auditioned for a film - student or not. I have auditioned for SOC (silent on camera) commercials and even a couple of commercials where I had a script but never a film...this is a few more lines than a commercial and I am nervous about messing them up.
I have been told by my acting coach that if I can memorize the lines that is good but that if I have to refer to my sides it is not the end of the world.
I don't even care that this is not a paying job. I've not yet had a paying acting job - except background acting - but that is not the same as principal acting - if I get the part this could go on my resume and I would get a reel - that is good.
If I get this part it could lead to other things...at the very least the experience will look great on my resume - considering I have no experience on there right now!
OK. Off to memorize. I have a feeling that the better I know the script the less nervous I will be and the less nervous the less likely the director is doing to hear the shaking in my voice!
LOL...I can do this. Wish me luck!