Going to an audition without doubt or hesitation is good.
However, before you go, it’s not bad to ask yourself: ‘Do I want to go to this audition?’ You should consider both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ as possible answers.
Looking at the facts might help you clarify the ‘yes’ answer.
- it’s an opportunity to get a role
- it’s your job
- agents, producers and directors remember your audition
- it fulfils your agreement with your agent
- they can consider you for another role
- keeps you part of the industry
- contact with your peers
The ‘no’ answer is all you really have as an actor. The state of the industry has you in a difficult position to say no. Sometimes saying no can put you in conflict with the producers, agents and casting directors.
Projects that are racist, sexist, anti-human, pornographic, dangerous etc. are ones you might say no to.
Taking a stand based on your conscience is something to be proud of and puts you alongside all the good actors before you who said no.
Having a clear head as to why you’re going to an audition helps you act better.