It’s been a long time since I’ve auditioned for something, but I remember the feeling all too well. This sort of nervous excitement, and then the calm that washes over as you begin to speak. You are no longer you, you have morphed and somehow, hopefully, succeeded in becoming someone else. It’s quite a rush actually, and yet after the minute or so, it’s over. You leave and wait to hear, and most of the time you hear nothing at all.
There is so much that goes into this career, so much sacrifice and so much of it is actually pre-determined before you even get the chance to have an audition. I know we like to tell ourselves that it’s what lies within that counts(it’s true!!), but this old adage doesn’t really apply in the world of acting. Headshots are the first impression, and we all know how much impact a first impression has. These photographs are so imperative to an actor’s career, it only makes sense that all steps be taken in order to achieve the dream that lies just in reach… (these steps being hair and makeup… obviously;).
In this coming audition season, leave the first impression they are looking for, before even walking into the room.
“I like doing films and I wish that I could do more but I still have to audition. I don’t get offered starring roles in movies even though I’ve written and starred in a movie.”
Actor: Adrienne Marra Brown
hair and makeup by Jennifer Marcuson
photography by TAB Photographic