Ros Hubbard’s advice for performers
Ros Hubbard, casting director of The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates and much more, shares her tips for auditioning actors, rehearsals, and recording a good self-tape.
Ros on Auditions
“Own the part. It’s your part, you should be doing it, that’s who you are, do it that way. Don’t do it as an actor doing a part, do it as ‘this is me, this is how I was meant to be.”
- Don’t have a whole load of toys and silliness in the background
- Don’t do too many props
- Make sure you’re not in the background of a window, sit with the background of a wall or a light background
- Have a reader in, don’t read in for yourself. Try and get another actor to read in. Face the person you’re reading with and be real
- Own the part. If you don’t own the part, you’re never going to get it.
On Performers Being Off-book
“Always be off your book, even if you lose a few lines. Think it through, listen to the lines you’re being fed with and you will hear the line that\s meant to come back, it’ll come to you.”