12 Huge Roles That Actors Got In Bonkers Ways

12 Huge Roles That Actors Got In Bonkers Ways

How did you get your current job? Did you apply from a LinkedIn posting? Did a friend of a friend tell you about an opening at their place of employment? Were you an internal hire? Getting a job as an actor isn’t quite so conventional. (Though certainly getting a job is a hard process for anyone.) As glamorous as the life of a Hollywood actor may seem, it is a lot of being unemployed and getting rejected. And sometimes that desperation may even lead to actors getting extra creative when trying to land an audition. 

We all know from entertainment news that Hollywood is a weird place, and it doesn’t stop being so during the casting process. And if these 12 stories tell us anything, it’s that the audition and casting process is even stranger than we expected. Sometimes, getting a role isn't a straightforward matter of interviewing and auditioning. Sometimes, it involves stuff like ...

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood shot his own audition tape for the LOTR trilogy back in the day. Не did that way before making your own tape was common and, he says,he enlisted some friends, including George Huang, who is a writer and filmmaker. We went out to the woods in Griffith Park and shot two of the audition sequences there and one at my house. CRACKED COM


Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth thinks his mom helped him get the role of Thor. Не blew his first audition, he says, then tried again, and his mom Leonie read the part of Odin. She must have nailed it, because it got me back in the room, he says. CRACKED COM


Will Smith

Will Smith was cast as the lead of Fresh Prince at a party at Quincy Jones' place. Не wanted to have at least a week to prepare, but Quincy Jones persuaded him to audition right then and there-so he did. CRACKED COM


Ty Simpkins

Ty Simpkins had to scream to get his role in Jurassic World. In the audition, he says, they brought us in, we did the lines, and they had us scream. CRACKED COM


Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick kind of went above and beyond to get cast in Vikings. I went to great lengths to try to do everything I could to get this role. I ended up actually going to a Halloween costume store and renting a costume to try to really embody what Vikings would wear for my screen test, she said. CRACKED. COM


Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal's screen test for The Walking Dead was pretty demanding. The screen test was unlike any other. Frank Darabont had his top 10 contenders come to a soundstage and do the scene between Rick and Shane in a real police car ... Не had all the actors who were competing against each other spend the day together and eat lunch together, said Bernthal. CRACKED.COM



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