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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- A pencil
Be relaxed and confident
Relax and be confident. When handed your script, take a deep breath and start preparing.
Break down the scene
Break down the scene by figuring out where it takes place, what your character was doing the moment before, your relationship to the other characters, and what your character is feeling.
Establish what your character wants in the scene. Use action verbs and pencil-in notes in the script.
Make strong choices
Make a strong choice about your character's action, even if you're not sure it's the right one. Act with conviction.
Take your time and don't rush through your lines. Follow any suggestions from the director.
If you have a scene partner, listen to and interact with them. Make eye contact at the beginning and end of thoughts.
Persistence is key
Persevere. The more auditions you have, the better your odds of landing that one choice role.