I would like to now tell you the parable of the actor who got the audition right. It’s a perfect illustration of the points in my last blog post. It was told to me as a true story, but I cannot speak to the veracity of its details. I can only say that it teaches a great lesson.
Prepare yourself. I am about to give the best advice on auditioning that you will receive:
Actors often ask how they can get better at memorizing. The short answer is, “Learn the right way to rehearse.” But, of course, there is a longer answer:
I have an annoying habit of turning anything I find interesting into something about acting. So you can imagine what I was thinking when I saw Inception.