What can I learn from this?

March 31st, 2010 ~ 9:40 pm

Sometimes you have a bad day. Well, maybe not outright bad, but a day where you know you can do better. Today was one of those. I had a second callback on a project I really, really want. Not only because it’s an exciting project, but also something that hits close to home for me.
I did great at the audition and the callback, but today I really didn’t. I’ve been on a new medication and was feeling sick, so I didn’t eat much, hence no energy. I knew it, they knew it. They had me go get something to eat and come back for the second session with the 3 actors. It was better. The first one I wasn’t sure what I should be doing since I didn’t know his lines (I didn’t have any), but to be fair he spaced out each sentence and I thought he was done. We did it again once I had it figured out. The second guy I did great. (We found out we had a mutual friend in the waiting area, so we had chatted and had great chemistry.) They third guy I was better than the first but not as good as the second. So one good one out of 6 takes (well, 2 then 4)? Ugh.

Ok, so there it is. I’m hoping they take my other sessions into account more than today. But hey, I did what I did and sometimes you have a bad day. Maybe I get it anyway, maybe I wouldn’t have anyway. Either way it’s out of my hands now.

But the reason I’m writing about it (since I rarely mention my auditions here) is because I want this to be a learning experience whether I get it or not.

In the future, what can I do? Ok, so I feel sick and don’t want to eat much. I should eat anyway. Caffeine can be my friend- Ice tea- caffeine without the sugar, so I don’t get too hyper. I’d like to just tell myself to focus, focus, focus, but if it were that easy I would have. Mainly I should at least try to avoid being lightheaded and tired, whether I feel like eating or not. On the bright side the side effects of this medication will wear off and I should be fine in a few days.

Ah well, C’est La Vie.


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