You busted your ass to prepare that audition you got late last night. You stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to read the script, breakdown your scenes, and memorize your lines.
You bribed your audition test-out buddy with the promise of breakfast so you can practice and tape your audition before you meet with the casting director. You worked it until your audition was seamless and it looked amazing on tape. You drove through nightmarish stop and go ((LA) traffic for an hour to get to a location just up the street.
Even after all that, you’re optimistic about the possibilities of the project. You are ready to SLAY. Then the unexpected happens… they’re not feeling you. What do you do? You do your best in the room, graciously thank them for their time, and move on.
You are 100% responsible for what you are in control of; no more and no less. There are many factors that go into who books the job. Most of them are completely out of your control, so don’t sweat it. Do your best work, drop the mic, and walk away. If you didn’t do your best work. Assess your audition, identify where you could have improved it, and work on that issue for the next one. If you did your best work in the room, consider it a win and move on. Thank you, next!