Top 141 Auditioning Quotes

We have collected the best Auditioning Quotes by famous authors including David Wenham, Diogo Morgado, Eoin Macken, Maddie Ziegler, Alden Ehrenreich and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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In all honesty, if somebody asked me the secret of auditioning for Americans, I don’t know. Often, I do what’s called self-taping for America. I go over there quite a lot to sit in a room and do stuff in front of people. You feel like a performing monkey. It’s bizarre.

David Wenham
I was 14 years old. I did an audition for extra work as an actor, with two lines. Suddenly I was auditioning for a bigger role, and then got a part on a Portuguese TV series at age 15. My whole life changed completely.

Diogo Morgado
I love auditioning on tape because you have the time and the freedom to work on it, a little bit. A lot of film is slightly dependent on what your composition is and what your lighting is.

Eoin Macken
I particularly want more acting. I’ve been auditioning a lot, and I definitely want to act.

Maddie Ziegler
Whenever you hear somebody else is auditioning for something, you sort of assume they’re going to get it. You should try to just ignore it.

Alden Ehrenreich
Independent films, for the most part, to me, are not so independent. They often feel like people auditioning for a big commercial career. They often do not have independent spirit to them.

Ron Eldard
In Greenville, we were blessed to have lots of youth arts programs. I changed middle schools to go to an arts middle school. Then, when high school came, I went to normal high school for a little while before auditioning for the Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities.

Danielle Brooks
And I’m auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I’m reading right now for a horror film, and I’m meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.

Trishelle Cannatella
For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That’s a feeling I always have when I’m auditioning.

Irrfan Khan
I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m auditioning for ‘Hunger Games?’ That’s like my dream come true. That’s like a Trekkie auditioning for ‘Star Trek.’

Leven Rambin
Some of my friends were going to dancing school and, when one of them was auditioning for a ballet school in Kiev, my mother saw an opportunity for me to do that, so we could move to a bigger, better city.

Sergei Polunin
Usually, I’ll be auditioning for the third lead, and there will be Latina actresses, Indian actresses, African American actresses because it will be like, ‘Let’s check off this box. We have our lead white girl, and we need an ethnic slot.’

Constance Wu
I had to go through a grilling process to meet Mr. Aditya Chopra. It took a lot of time and auditioning.

Vaani Kapoor
When I was auditioning, I didn’t know it was ‘Daredevil.’ Everything was secret. They’re secret agents. They wouldn’t give you any clues. I was a big fan of the show, and I think it helped me, once I got the part, to really understand the world that they live in. It helped me during shooting.

Elodie Yung
I didn’t want to act in high school, because I was sick of auditioning for Nickelodeon, Disney mean girls, or the cheerleader.

Emily Ratajkowski
I actually started snowboarding when I was 7 years old, so I felt very comfortable auditioning for a snowboarding movie, and I thought that would give me some leg up.

Dove Cameron
I’d been auditioning for parts for years. I never got any better at it. I’m crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn’t one of them. I’m still not one of them.

Jamie Dornan
I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters – in each song I’m auditioning a character.

Nicki Minaj
I have had the auditioning process go on for two weeks or three weeks. I am always incredibly anxious. The audition and the wait is definitely the hardest part for me.

Joe Lando
Everyone thinks offers are always pouring in. Offers have never poured in. Never. I was auditioning a lot, but I didn’t get the jobs.

Marcia Gay Harden
I seek out things that terrify me, like an improv class. I’m terrified of sharks, but I scuba dive. I’m not good at auditioning, but I force myself to do it all the time. I’ve never met anybody who is fearless, but the more you push against your own boundaries, the easier it becomes to push.

Cobie Smulders
‘Baywatch’ was one of those shows that you auditioned for all the time as a young girl. I auditioned once to play a blind girl and didn’t get it. I was constantly auditioning for it.

Shiri Appleby
After high school, I drove out to L.A. with a friend of mine who had just graduated also, and I started auditioning. I got an agent, but it was all ‘Saved By the Bell’ auditions.

Casey Affleck
I hate dates. It becomes a weird auditioning process. And I’ve never had normal dating.

Juliette Lewis
I hate auditioning; it makes me more nervous than anything ever, and I always feel like I wasted my time and I could have been creating my own thing. With the Internet, you have so much freedom that ‘gatekeepers’ make me terrified.

Grace Helbig
I landed the role in ‘Caddyshack’ auditioning, like everybody else. It wasn’t a role I thought I’d get, so I had nothing to lose.

Cindy Morgan
When I first heard from my manager, who asked me, ‘There’s this Disney ‘Mulan,’ do you want to audition for it?’ I’d heard that so many people were auditioning. So, I asked myself what I could bring.

Liu Yifei
I always, always meant to be on stage. I only ended up even auditioning for television and movies because I was understudying a Turgenev play on Broadway and was so broke that, when I got a mini-series, I had to take it and was so ashamed because I was such a snob.

Jennifer Garner
There are several times when I walked into a room and just felt like such a sham. That’s the problem with auditioning.

Matthew Lillard
I remember auditioning for record labels and having them tell me, ‘Well, the country-radio demographic is the thirty-five-year-old female housewife. Give us a song that relates to the thirty-five-year-old female, and we’ll talk.’

Taylor Swift
Auditioning is so different than doing the work in some ways. It’s very much about solving the scene, I think, and coming in with a strong take, but not having it set in stone.

Carrie Preston
When I first started auditioning I would stutter a lot because I was so terribly frightened.

Nicholas Brendon
I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.

Johnny Depp
I think what’s universal is the idea of auditioning. It’s something that you do in every kind of job market. You audition every time you go on a date, you audition at a job interview, and it’s always about trying to put the best version of yourself forward and seeing what sticks and what doesn’t.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger
I play-acted and started performing, which just logically led to doing it in school, which led to studying it in college, which led to auditioning to the showcase in New York. And then I had an agent, and I was an actress.

Mamie Gummer
If there are nine guys auditioning and they’re all gorgeous, I have an advantage, because gorgeous guys are a dime a dozen. But if they need someone else – like a goofy guy with bad hair who is just okay – then that’s me. And finally, the other 2 percent who audition are geniuses that I could never touch.

Tom Hanks
My life has changed because my access has changed, and so has the level of privacy in my life, but these are champagne problems, because I wouldn’t rather be back auditioning. And change can be really good – as long as your character is intact.

Meghan Markle
I auditioned for soap operas and commercials; I remember auditioning for Lays potato chips. It was a sort of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ sketch, where Captain Bligh was torturing the crew by saying, ‘You can only have one Lays potato chip,’ and they all rise up.

John Lithgow
I had a meeting with the producer of ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ which is my favorite movie. He introduced me to Francis, and I spent six months going to Napa and Buenos Aires, auditioning for Francis and doing these incredible improvisational games. It was a very bohemian audition process.

Alden Ehrenreich
When I first moved from Chicago to L.A., I starred in the ‘Vacation’ movies as Audrey Griswald, and that was like the starring role in a Warner Brothers movie. I thought everything was made, and then six months later, I’m back auditioning.

Marisol Nichols
I hate auditioning so much.

Allison Janney
I was auditioning a lot in L.A., and I was actually getting called back a lot for sitcoms. But I wasn’t getting jobs. I even tested for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and didn’t get that.

Kay Cannon
Auditioning for a couple of years, 99 per cent of the time you are doing an American accent.

Jai Courtney
Auditioning is a lot of fun for me.

Lauren Ashley Carter
I remember having a feeling like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening!’ Two years ago I was auditioning for The Disney Channel, and now Paul Rudd is saying, ‘Hey man, congratulations on your Emmy nomination!’

Max Greenfield
I grew up watching movies and television, and one day when I was really young I told my mom I wanted to become an actor, and she was really supportive and got me involved in local theater and commercials. From there I moved up to auditioning for movies and television.

Cameron Monaghan
TV made me a star, but I wanted to be a movie star. So I started auditioning for films and during the initial days, I did face nepotism. But isn’t it everywhere?

Gurmeet Choudhary
When I’m auditioning for something, if it’s not me, I really hope the part doesn’t go to me. You know what I mean? I don’t want to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If it’s me, wonderful. If it’s not me, there’s space for all of us.

Rachel Keller
I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn’t know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn’t get any of those parts.

Casey Affleck
I am auditioning again – getting back to theatre would be amazing.

Harry Melling
I started out wanting to be an actress. My sister was in this theater company in Brooklyn. I saw her in some plays, and I was immediately obsessed. I started auditioning for plays when I was about 10.

Liz Tuccillo
I remember auditioning for ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ the part that Ewan McGregor played. I was so young: I was literally just out of college.

Tobias Menzies
Well, I’ll keep on auditioning and one day maybe I’ll go to LA and try out for films there.

Chris Hemsworth
I read the script first to get the perspective on the whole story, the writing, and how the character I’m auditioning for is talked about by other people or relates to other people; from there, I go into the sides.

Jay Ellis
I found myself in this conundrum of loving acting, but not liking the path that you have to take to do it. I was just never good at auditioning, so basically I decided I would just write my own stuff and if I could get a role in it, then fine.

Leigh Whannell
I’ve been auditioning for a few movies here and there. I don’t want anything to get in the way of the music any more than it has. It hasn’t really gotten in the way; I’ve been doing two things at once.

Cassie Ventura
I’ve always been very shy at auditioning; I’m not so great at it.

Liv Tyler
I was still auditioning when I was in college, but I wasn’t really giving it the old college try. I was giving college the old college try.

Alden Ehrenreich
I used to love auditioning. I loved going into the room and meeting casting directors.

Tom Payne
My strangest auditioning experience was when I was reading for a TV show, and right when I started the audition, the casting director left the room and yelled at me from the hallway to keep reading.

Danny Strong
I auditioned for ‘Coco’ when I was nine years old, and I had no idea I was auditioning for a Disney/Pixar movie. When I was 10, they told me that it was going to be a Disney/Pixar movie, and I was just mind-blown. I was so shocked and thankful that I was going to Pixar.

Anthony Gonzalez
For me, in my auditioning career and my professional life, since I am kind of a big person and since I have a big personality, I often find myself trying to squeeze myself into boxes that are really too small for me, and it ends up not working out.

Barrett Wilbert Weed
When I told my mom I was auditioning for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ she lost it. She was so excited.

Madeline Brewer
When I do the roles, when I’m in the room and auditioning, I’ll ask the director if they’re cool with me adding stuff, or just improvising while we’re doing it. And I would say, like, 90 percent of the time, they say, ‘Absolutely.’

Ben Schwartz
In a sense, my job is auditioning. I might not be working, but I never feel unemployed.

Charlotte Hope
I came in the Dawson’s Creek era; it was all about tiny guys who looked like teenagers, and I haven’t looked like a teenager ever. So I was, like, auditioning to be their dads. At 25.

Jon Hamm
A couple of weeks before I started auditioning for ‘Sex Education,’ I was very convinced I was going to quit acting.

Ncuti Gatwa
I can’t say I have enough experience with Hollywood to feel that I’ve encountered racism there. I can tell you that I did about five fruitless years of auditioning for voiceovers where I did variations on tacos and Latin accents, and my first screen role was as a bellhop on ‘The Sopranos.’

Lin-Manuel Miranda
I didn’t know I could sing until I auditioned for ‘Les Miserables.’ My friend was auditioning, and I wanted to audition too.

Lea Michele
I’ve been auditioning since I was 20, working as a waiter, getting theater gigs, doing the ‘Law and Order’s.

Pedro Pascal
In the end, auditioning was a big deal. It was a long trip for us. I had to take off school and my parents had to take off work. In the end, it wasn’t very fruitful. I think it was just before high school, I decided this wasn’t much fun anymore so that was it.

Danny Lloyd
I’ve really fought to get into rooms, and I’m a big believer in auditioning. It’s hard, because I’m insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.

Alexandra Daddario
I was not expecting Linda Hamilton to be there auditioning with me. I never would’ve imagined that. I didn’t recognize her. We went into a room with four people, and the scene was really emotional. She held my hand and hugged me. She was so loving.

Natalia Reyes
I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events – that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special.

Meghan Markle
I didn’t start auditioning until my 10th birthday when I auditioned for ‘Matilda’ The Musical in London! It was actually the first time I realized that it was a career I could pursue.

Amybeth McNulty
I always like auditioning because it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, I have an audition – yay!’ It means opportunity for work, which is great. But it’s scary as well, because you put so much pressure on yourself.

Danielle Macdonald
When I was starting out, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and my person who was helping me out, I didn’t even have an agent, got me five or six big auditions for leads in movies in 1986 that I had no business auditioning for. I think I ran out of three of them before I’d even finished.

John Corbett
I do think there are trends in your life once you’ve been auditioning long enough. I was the angry teenager and then the sweet victim.

Merritt Wever
I am always nervous when I’m auditioning for a part I really want.

Ed Stoppard
Auditioning sucks!

Dylan Sprouse
The auditioning process is one in which the actor gets very little information about almost every element of it.

Danny Strong
I’m auditioning for anything that’s good that comes my way.

Chandler Riggs
I was such a dork in high school. I like – I played sports. I played in the symphony. I auditioned all the time. I was thrown off the sports teams for auditioning all the time.

Ethan Peck
I’m still auditioning and doing other movie parts, but I really like the developing and the writing. You have more control over your destiny.

Alex Borstein
My parents were reluctant to let me start auditioning until I was at least a little bit emotionally stable – I’m still working on that! And so I started when I was fifteen, and it was the best thing that could have happened to me in terms of being able to focus my crazy teenage energy into something good.

Zoey Deutch
I started acting when I was seven, and I didn’t get my first role till I was nine. So for two years, I was just auditioning.

Gaten Matarazzo
Chicago is constantly auditioning for the world, determined that one day, on the streets of Barcelona, in Berlin’s cabarets, in the coffee shops of Istanbul, people will know and love us in our multidimensional glory, dream of us the way they dream of San Francisco and New York.

Mary Schmich
As a drag diva auditioning in Hollywood, I’ve run the gamut.

When I was auditioning for ‘Gotham,’ I got a handful of comics from different decades, so I had a perspective – it’s been around for 75 years, which is a long time.

Cory Michael Smith
For me, I love auditioning.

Josh Hutcherson
We were very kooky and inventive, and it didn’t take long for my parents to realize we should all be auditioning for things.

Ashley Williams
I’ve been auditioning since I was 7 years old.

Vin Diesel
I’m not getting into rooms for cis roles. I started my career auditioning for those roles, and then I went to play trans roles. And now, I feel boxed in.

Trace Lysette
When I started auditioning, I’d take any audition I could get. The more dramatic ones didn’t go as well as the comedic.

Leslie Mann
Auditioning is like boxing: It keeps me hungry and intense, whether I get the part or not.

Mia Goth
Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don’t pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing.

David Johansen
The acting bug just seemed to stick with me. I loved going to theatre school in college and continued to train in film classes and had been auditioning for T.V. and movie roles since I was in my late teens. My career has been slow and steady, and I kind of like it that way.

Laura Mennell
I came to New York in 1974, when I graduated from college. And you had to use ‘Backstage’ because all of the auditions were listed there. Most people didn’t come with agents, so you got to see a lot of what was auditioning and when and where. ‘Backstage’ made sure you knew the major places.

LaTanya Richardson
I grew up watching ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ and I started watching ‘The Vampire Diaries’ when I was auditioning because I wanted to get a feel of it… then I totally got hooked!

Phoebe Tonkin
The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing. Every time I see a pretty young girl on the subway reading sides for an audition, my only thought is, ‘Man, am I glad I’m not doing that anymore.’ I never feel nostalgia, just relief.

Mara Wilson
I was in theater school playing Lady Macbeth and doing these great dramatic parts, and then I got out into the real world and was auditioning for commercials, and just not getting to do anything that felt remotely meaningful.

Marielle Heller
I remember auditioning for something where the woman was supposed to be 42, and I was 33 or something, and they were like, ‘No women over 35 can audition.’ That was in the breakdown. I don’t think they would do that anymore – I would like to hope that they wouldn’t put that in writing – but it’s mind-boggling.

Miriam Shor
I did tons of theater in school, and then when I was 16 and got my driver’s license, I started driving to Los Angeles, along with my friend Eric Stoltz, who was a year ahead of me and was doing the same thing. So we had the same manager, and we started auditioning for things and doing commercials when we were 16.

Anthony Edwards
I had always done broader characters, but going to UCB and speaking to my own voice was important for auditioning for TV and film.

Lauren Lapkus
When you’re auditioning, hold on loosely. Work hard on it at home, like you always do. But when you’re in the room, let a choice happen to you rather than forcing a choice that’s not ready to come. You’ll surprise yourself and, hopefully, the people in the room.

Carrie Preston
I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.

Anna Kendrick
What’s monotonous about being an actor and often makes me want to throw in the towel or drive a car off a bridge is the auditioning – the waiting around.

Chris Messina
I originally went up for a role on the spinoff show, ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ and that led me to audition for Wally West in ‘The Flash’. I enjoy auditioning in general, but this was a particularly fun process because it was so unexpected.

Keiynan Lonsdale
I always wanted to be an actor and started modelling for various commercials when I was 16 and when I was in Class XII, got ‘Issaq’ through auditioning.

Amyra Dastur
For the auditioning process, I love to move my body around, maybe dance a little bit, get myself in a really loose place where I’m free to play.

James Wolk
I’m used to working really hard to get a role. I was always auditioning and talking my way into roles.

Jessica Chastain
Post my graduation, I really thought that acting was something I wanted to do. I simply took a chance and started auditioning, and I loved it.

Mithila Palkar
I know this may come as a shock to most of you, but I’ve decided to quit acting. I will not be auditioning for anything anymore, and if I get offered something like a role in a movie or a commercial or something, I will graciously turn it down. It’s been great, but its just not for me anymore.

Chris Pratt
Since leaving ‘Hollyoaks’, I’ve moved down to London and I’ve been auditioning here quite a lot.

Mandip Gill
I was always snobby about soap operas, and commercials, too, but one does have to eat. I remember auditioning for a commercial for a mouthwash or chewing gum or something, and I had to pretend to be the back end of somebody in a horse costume. After that, I said, ‘That’s it. That’s it. You’ve sunk too far!’

Jean Smart
I didn’t really take a lot of any on-camera classes or anything like that. I really just threw all of my energy into auditioning, and I know that I basically just did things based on feedback that I would get.

Christine Woods
Auditioning is a good thing; it keeps you humble.

Michael T. Weiss
Some set experiences are not good, and sometimes the auditioning process is not fun. There are a lot of different things about this industry that can just make you not enjoy it.

Josephine Langford
Auditioning for people you know is way more stressful than auditioning for people you don’t know. And you have to pretend that you don’t know because they’re just staring at you.

Amanda Seales
I’ve been auditioning since I’m nine years old. Honestly, most of my friends I’ve met in audition rooms because you’re always auditioning.

Kether Donohue
After graduating, I began auditioning for films while continuing to model. I did a few fashion shows, ad shoots, and even got a few Bollywood offers, but nothing great.

Kriti Sanon
I find the roller-coaster ride of auditioning most challenging. It’s always about putting yourself out there, being rejected, and then getting back out there and trying again.

Jenn Proske
Auditioning is one of the most nerve-racking things you could ever do, but you have to be so focused that you don’t tic.

Dash Mihok
I do live a very Hugh Beaumont existence. I’m up every morning, taking my kids to school and all that, which obviously does interest me. But then it’s taking meetings with goofballs and auditioning for crap, and then I spend a lot of time on the road.

Bobcat Goldthwait
I don’t want to be an actor, but why not take these opportunities when they come to you? I’m not killing myself auditioning, chasing that dream.

Adam Levine
I like auditioning! A lot of people hate it, but I like it.

Aaron Tveit
It was pretty surreal to be auditioning as a kid, and I’d get close to these actors that I really respected. I remember River Phoenix in particular. I met him at an audition hall or something.

Stephen Dorff
I moved to L.A. straight out of graduating my arts high school and worked three jobs to afford living while taking acting classes and auditioning often.

Madelaine Petsch
It felt scary because there was no auditioning, no rehearsing.

Barry Sonnenfeld
There’s acting, and then there’s auditioning; mastering auditioning is sort of the first thing an actor really needs to nail down when he or she wants to get a part.

Teddy Sears
When I got the script for ‘Mr. Robot,’ I was auditioning for a bunch of stuff. I had an audition going for a movie at the time that I wanted to do.

Stephanie Corneliussen
I started auditioning, and the first job I ever got was understudying Amy Ryan in ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ on Broadway, directed by Daniel Sullivan. I was 18 years old.

Sarah Paulson
I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands.

Robert Quine
Every audition is different, but I get incredibly nervous and insecure and worked up for however long I have to prep – that’s when I get to spin. But you’re not allowed to spin once you enter the room. Doubt really can’t enter the room when you’re auditioning – unless it’s part of the character.

Nina Arianda
I had started in the comedy world in a more traditional way. I was auditioning for TV, film, and commercials while I was making these Web videos from my house.

Grace Helbig
Auditioning is a skill. There are actors who are not very talented but know how to audition and know how to be really confident in the room and are confident enough to be able to charm the pants off anybody.

Noah Galvin
I don’t believe in auditioning. I’m a bad auditioner. I don’t like it.

Penn Badgley
It was hard to go into the world and start auditioning as real actors. Having to pay bills was rather scary, too.

Kaya Scodelario
When I was auditioning for drama school and looking for a monologue, it was all, ‘I’m whinging about my period or my baby that has died or my boyfriend…’ Why can’t you have a normal girl, talking about ideas?

Vanessa Kirby
I went through the process of auditioning like every other struggling actress in this town.

Taryn Manning
When I first started auditioning, I was so, dare I say, desperate and hungry for a job that I pretty much went out for anything my agents sent me with a few exceptions.

Lana Condor