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Do You Try To Be “Interesting” When You Audition?

As actors, you may work hard to get auditions and when you have one, you may feel excited about it and try to be “interesting” so you can stand out among all the actors in the audition room, impress the casting director, and book the part. That’s totally understandable.

However, you may feel that you do not always manage to be interesting and that can be frustrating. Consequently, you may go to more acting classes, read books, try another mentor or technique so you can improve yourself.

When you watch my training below you will discover that the root of the problem is that “trying to be interesting” is precisely what will not make you interesting. When you try to be interesting, you focus your energy on looking good, doing it “right”, pleasing the casting director so you can be liked and validated. The second you try to be interesting, you get stuck in your ego’s needs, you get attached to the outcome of your performance and, inevitably, you get out your character and abandon the story since you’re busy observing yourself.

Also, your responsibility as an actor is to make sure that you get interested in the character’s circumstances, in what they want and need. Being interested means you're present and you give yourself up for the character in the moment. You become your character and you focus your energy on what they want to achieve. In other words, you’re present to your character’s needs. But when you try to be “interesting”, you stop being present, so casting directors cannot see you.

.The reason why we try to be “interesting” is because we have been conditioned to please, look good, do it right so we can fit in and be validated. That is an old pattern that has nothing to do with your truth. So it is not your fault. But as an actor you can undo that conditioning, culture and education that sits on top of you so you can devote your heart and soul to your characters’ needs.

Watch my training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.

After you watch the training, I'd love for you to join in the conversation happening in our private Facebook Group THE INSTINCTIVE ACTORS' SOCIETY. You can get answers for your specific situation directly from me and connect with THOUSANDS of like-minded actors across the globe, so we can move things forward faster together.

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See you there!

Jo Kelly

Creator, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom

P.S. Whenever you're ready, here are two ways I can help you:


  • Get on the waitlist for my program, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom, and stop struggling to access your natural, authentic talent in the audition room or on set. You'll learn how to reset your instrument to be 100% instinctive and free in just 33 days.



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