**Note – the content of this taped audition contains strong language and adult situations. Not everyone will appreciate the subject matter, so view taped auditions from previous blogs as study material if this video could be offensive to you. Be advised before watching the embedded video**
Gabourey auditioned for the role of Precious in the self titled movie that got her nominated for an Academy Award alongside acting greats like Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. How did a green talent rocket into superstardom to join the ranks of the most powerful faces in the business?
Her story is compelling, her role is heart-breaking, and her performance will no doubt be legendary, but the emotional life she brings to Precious and the raw truth of her communication on camera might be the things to note in her taped audition.
What strengths does Gabourey showcase that you need to add to your skill set?