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All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Why I Was Not In Anne Hathaway’s Movie
“Love and Other Drugs”
By Aaron Marcus

I got a phone call from my Pittsburgh agent (Docherty Talent) to audition for a film called “Love and Other Drugs.”

It was a 5-hour drive (each way) for me, but I always like auditioning at Donna Belajac Casting. Donna is always wonderful with actors and even though I could have shot and E-mailed in the audition, when I have the chance to audition with Donna I will make the long drive, because she always gives me information that makes my audition stronger.

My role was for a seminar presenter in a scene with Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal and a number of other people who were attending my seminar. I had a good sense of what this character was all about and who I was talking to in the scene. I thought the audition went really well. I have learned over the years that quite often there is little correlation between doing a great audition and booking a job. There are so many factors that go into getting and not getting the part, that my number one goal for every audition is not booking the job. Instead my goals are:

1. To enjoy myself.
2. Learn from the audition.
3. If I book the job, that is simply icing on the cake, but not my number one goal.

So a few days after the audition I get a call from my agent saying I have a call back. Now I will be reading for the director of the film, Edward Zwick. I am excited about getting a chance to read for Mr. Zwick. I am ready, have my lines memorized, blocked out the day for travel, and the night before the call back, I get a call from the agent saying that my part was cut from the script, so there will be no call back.

That was too bad, but as I said earlier, there really are so many factors that go into booking a job, that you have to really keep your emotions in check until after you have actually been cast and shoot your scene.

Aaron Marcus is America’s Premier Acting and Commercial Modeling Career Coach. Along with being a full-time actor/commercial model, Aaron is also the founder of HowtoModel.com, one of Google’s top ranked acting/commercial modeling career sites, offers his Becoming a Successful Actor and Commercial Model workshop throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia, and is the author of How to Become a Successful Commercial Model.
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