Auditioning doesn’t have to be Sawyer (e.g. Lost) style – anger and hostility will work with some characters, but open and willing personality types have added pizzazz in some auditions. Hannah Montana child star Miley Cyrus launched her career as a pre-teen by going the extra mile. She is reported to have taped her audition almost 20 times in the initial submission. Miley and her parents moved quickly in order to allow themselves the time they needed to perfect her audition tape. Submitting each take to her agent and working on the feedback given before submitting her to casting made all the difference from the beginning. After securing their attention with her initial taped audition, Miley had the opportunity to attend callbacks in Los Angeles, where she used her natural personality and energy to not only nail her character, Hannah, but to also show a little of herself and her other artistic abilities.
Cultivating acting skills and responding quickly to direction given where only two keys to what made Miley a success. What else do you notice that makes her stand out?
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