Try not to get side tracked by rumours in actors’ bars about what certain casting directors like or don’t like.
Ignore warnings like: ‘Never bring props into an audition.’, ‘Don’t wear stripes.’, ‘Don’t shake hands.’, and other tales from the dark that might sit heavy on your mind.
You do what the industry wants you to do, which is act .
Casting directors have tremendous power over you and can demand whatever they want, but, at the end of the day, they are happy when you give a good audition.
Shaking hands or not shaking hands won’t get you a role on a TV series.
Meaning what you say, playing simply and truthfully, fulfilling the job that your role requires, and looking and sounding right will.
You’re already a nice person; you’ll be on time and bring a pic and resume; you’ll be well prepared; and you’ll be gracious and professional. Good enough.
Once they say ‘Rolling.’ all they want to see is good acting.