Ask yourself this question: are you a risk taker? Do you stay in your comfort zone when you go to auditions? Acting coach Mark Westbrook says that if you want to succeed in this industry, you need to leave your comfort zone and take major risks in your auditions.
They don’t trust themselves to play, to risk and release and let the director [or in the case of an audition, the casting director] rein them in if necessary.
Actors must play, must take risks, or everything ends up a very beige kind of Middle Ground.
You must trust your director, your teacher or your coach to help you and not hold back.
Don’t be afraid. No one wants to embarrass themselves, but you must be beyond embarrassment, willing to make a fool of yourself, and give it another go.
It won’t hurt you.
What can you do to break out of your comfort zone and take a risk in your next audition?