Anyone in our life who is overly needy can drive the most patient person to insanity. Well, neediness drives casting directors, agents, producers, etc. crazy too. Bonnie Gillespie, blogger for The Actor’s Voice (check out Bonnie's column: http://more.showfax.com/columns/avoice/index.html), expands on this topic.
Actors are constantly asking, "What can give me the edge?" "How do I get noticed amongst the bajillion other actors out there?" "I'm talented, but I just need a chance I'm not getting. How do I get that?" "What do I dooooooo to prove to them that I deserve a shot?"
Because NEED is "casting repellant." It smells like a bad date who leans in too closely when you know you're not feeling it. You'll end up saying, "It's not you; it's me," but, honey, we all know it's him. Or her. Or whomever. The needy thing? Totally unattractive. Both in the Law of Attraction sense and in the actual attractiveness sense.
We want to put people on set whose vibes coast at the, "I've got this. Watch me nail this. I do this all day, people," speed. We want pros. We want folks who don't live and die for each audition, because they know they're in it for the long haul. We certainly don't want to watch you and think, "Wow. If he's this freaked out by the process of auditioning, imagine how nervous he'll be on set!"
Check out this website! It has a lot of great, helpful tips for your next audition: http://www.takeabowproductions.com/audition_advice.html