- Actors who say, "I never watch TV." - They say it with pride too! That's like a mechanic saying, "I never drive cars." If you're an actor, you're supposed to know the shows before you audition, plus you can learn from watching good actors act. And you get to watch TV and call it research - why wouldn't you take advantage? (Also in this category, actors who say "I only watch reality TV." Ick - why?)
- Wardrobe: Smart Casual - I'm used to being asked to audition in "business casual" or "dressy casual," but lately I've been seeing requests for "smart casual." What the hell is smart casual? How a rocket scientist dresses on her day off? (And yes, the rocket scientist is a woman...)
- Actors who won't go to their auditions - Real story: Overheard a guy at a party getting drunk and griping about how his acting career was going nowhere. His friend said, "Didn't you tell me you had an audition for CSI tomorrow?"
"Yeah," the guy muttered bitterly. "But I'm not going."
"Because I'm not going to get it. I'm totally wrong for the part. It's just a waste of my time."
I should have leaned over and said, "Sounds like your acting career is going exactly where you want it to go!"
People are dumb.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012