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List of Acting Interview Questions
  1. Do you have any questions for me?
  2. Tell me about your education.
  3. What kind of roles do you prefer?
  4. Tell me about a time when you had a really bad day but had to perform that night. How did you get through it?
  5. Describe your acting style.
  6. What was the biggest audience you have performed in front of?
  7. Who is your favorite actor?
  8. What is the most extreme change to your personality, hair, body weight, etc etc, that you have done to prepare for a role?
  9. What character was the toughest for you to change into?
  10. When was your first role as an actor?
  11. Are you able to work long hours?
  12. Tell me about a time where you had difficulty with a character. What was the character and why was it challenging?
  13. Do you have any special skills that you can demonstrate for me?
  14. Tell me about what you're working on now.
  15. Do you think you could have done a past performance better? What was the performance? Why could you have done it better?
  16. What sort of acting roles will you be seeking in the future?
  17. Are you a union member?
  18. In which area would you like to improve as an actor?
  19. Of all the roles you have played in the past, which is your favorite?
  20. Show us your version of the character.
  21. Can you read through a scene from the script for me?
  22. Tell me about your experience with improvisation.
  23. Tell me a little about yourself.
  24. What are your weaknesses?
  25. What are your strengths?
Acting Information
August 17th, 2017

Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (Ancient Greek: hypokrisis) discuss it as part of rhetoric.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting
Acting User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 25
Do you have any questions for me?
Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I learnt from natrang thearter.
2.
I am taking a Musical Drama course in my High School, and took a short acting and improv class.
3.
At school. I am going to start acting lessons at a studio with a coach.
4.
High school, but really. Acting Classes, starting from 2014.
5.
I learnt acting through GCSE drama, A Level drama, acting school and theatre productions.
Question 3 of 25
What kind of roles do you prefer?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I prefer the snobby villain roles, or the valley girls as they tend to be fun, but I just adore being out onstage so I try to fit into and have fun with any role I get.
2.
Like I said shenzi because I had to take risks to be that character and I had to challenge myself and I did and thats how I over came that role.
3.
Ideally, a cop or a gangster. Most preferably, in a movie with lots of cars and high speed races.
4.
Act any role with switchuvation.
5.
Well, Acting would be any actors job and a hobby so being an actor I have to do any roles I get. I have to put my heart and soul in whichever role I get. So, there's no such specific roles. 😊
Question 4 of 25
Tell me about a time when you had a really bad day but had to perform that night. How did you get through it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I was on a show boyfriend dumped.
2.
Well, I had a declamation contest to compete in, and 2 days before, I got sick. Like really, really sick. Cough, colds, fever. All of it. It was so annoying. Incredibly annoying because that was an important day! Who would want to get sick on an important day, right? Anyway, I still got my hair and make up done, and worked my butt off, and just tried to ignore all the dizziness I was feeling, and Praise God, cause I won.
3.
My annual function day.. Haha opss.
4.
Well yesterday, I had the flu and it was really bad but my understudy had it worse.
5.
I was dumped on the day of our auditions and I had to preform in front of the school even though my heart was crushed.
Question 5 of 25
Describe your acting style.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Probably, my friends... I mean, they were there from the start. They knew I could make the scenes and everything! I guess they just pull me in then 😂
2.
I want to know myself better. I want to learn all the little emotions and feelings I've got deep inside of me and I want to be able to express them.
3.
The thrill of stepping onstage, and the feeling of contentness I feel when singing and acting.
4.
Money. And Ellen giving pizza at the Oscars.
5.
Honestly my school.When I first hd my drama class my teacher said I was a natural and Aishwarya Rai because she showed me no matter what colour you are and who you are your capable of doing anything in this world, also I loved acting and the arts world since I was a little kid and when I found this opportunity I just wanted to cry.
Question 6 of 25
What was the biggest audience you have performed in front of?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Oh my god the opening night of legally blonde was huge we had people from all over coming to see this and it was absolutely insane.
2.
I think it was about 1000 people.
3.
It was my first ever audition and there was the members of the cast producer makeup etc. And I have to audition in front of them but then i've could do it just before the one dad is responsable for the audition.
4.
At school... There were parents and guardians everywhere! The head of our play said that there were approximately 289 inside the theatre.
5.
A full house of approx. 200 people.
Question 7 of 25
Who is your favorite actor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well it depends on if you're talking about movie actors or broadway actors because my favorite movie actor is Chris Evans and Broadway is Christian Borle or Brian d'Arcy James.
2.
Erm... Probably my co-star Colton Heyes, I loved his work in teen wolf and on arrow, I never though I'd act along side him,
3.
Brad pitt leonardo dicaprio.
4.
My favorite actor is probably Evan Peters.
5.
My favorite actor would definitely be Nicolas Cage. My dad would always watch all of his movies when I was younger, so I kind of grew up watching his movies.
Question 8 of 25
What is the most extreme change to your personality, hair, body weight, etc etc, that you have done to prepare for a role?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I stopped talking to a lot of people to create a feeling of isolation for a character.
2.
I have dyed my hair, and acted more outgoing then usual I also dressed as the character would for a week once to practice.
3.
I lost almost 20 kg in 2 months, plus I tried to act like a diva.
4.
I had to get a weave so that I had long hair for a role.
5.
Well I just want lose some weight because people think that i'm beautiful, and pretty.
Question 9 of 25
What character was the toughest for you to change into?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Again, Elle because she and I are so different and she's just so positive and full of energy at all times.
2.
In fourth grade I was a Lullaby League ballerina. The tutu was extremely itchy.
3.
Where I had to fall in love with someone at first sight.
4.
As I have already told Rafiki. Yea.
5.
Presley York, because she was WAY ruder than me.
Question 10 of 25
When was your first role as an actor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well, it was actually this role, as Rose Weasley from Snakes and Lions.
2.
In my second year of high school.
3.
My first role was when I was around 15 years old and I starred in a Peter Pan play at my local theater as Peter Pan. And that was three years ago, so you can imagine how much has changed for me since then.
4.
My first role was in a short filmed by some students from Greenwich University, London. It was a futuristic drama 2BR02BE written by Kurt Vonnegut.I had the role of the painter, the only person stays alive at the end. We were filming over one weekend and it was great. That was my first ever role as an actor, even though I worked as an extra before but it is not the same.
5.
It was being ariel.It was the little mermaid and it was so much fun the cast and crew were awesome!
Question 11 of 25
Are you able to work long hours?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am doing a couple of things but I'm only allowed to tell you about one. Cosmo is doing broadway week next month and they're having someone live like me for a week.
2.
Yeah now I working on a action movie but I can talk a lot about it because it a "secret"
3.
No, but am planning on auditioning for a show on the 30th.
4.
Not right now im mostly focused on getting a new agent and manager and headshot and going on more auditions and takig more classes.
5.
Not at the moment for acting.
Question 12 of 25
Tell me about a time where you had difficulty with a character. What was the character and why was it challenging?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well when I was going to be zendaya but she is one of a kind and shes a better actress than me.
2.
I had problems turning into Jacks Mum in "Into the woods" and this was the time when I felt I could have performed better. It was a difficult part since I haven't experienced motherhood.
3.
Becoming Galinda was difficult because I'm not bubbly like her.
4.
I had to become ellias snyder very hard person very dense accent with a very low voice and his actions were slow and predictable.
5.
I had to play a character with mental problems first it was quite a problem to think like somebody that have that so it took some time to play it correctly.
Question 13 of 25
Do you have any special skills that you can demonstrate for me?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It's very cathartic. Or maybe not. I run away from things. You know, kind of the same way you watch TV, except I get to actually be someone else for a while. So, basically, it's my own personal not-coping method.
2.
I enjoy acting becozz it give me an oppurtunity to do different characters nd espically expressions nd dancing... I enjoy the light camera action...
3.
The opportunities and playing different people.
4.
Well, I enjoy acting because it just has been something I've wanted to do my whole life and I finally got out and did it.
5.
It is art, philosophical intellectual entertaining art.
Question 14 of 25
Tell me about what you're working on now.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well, as I said before I love to entertain people so maybe singing.
2.
I would like to be a model.
3.
Probably a film or theatre reviewer, like in newspapers and magazines.
4.
A drama teacher or photographer.
5.
Well I don't know maybe like shoe disgner or just something with fashion or going to asia to be a english teacher like, I just really don't know.
Question 15 of 25
Do you think you could have done a past performance better? What was the performance? Why could you have done it better?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes it was a showcase in front of family and friends. I was nervous.
2.
I wish I would have done wicked better because I'm not typically a bright and bubbly personality.
3.
I could have done it better because I was shy and I messed up my part the performance was beauty and the beast.
4.
Totally. The performance was the first performance I ever did, it was 'Hit & Run' produced by some seniors at my school. I could have done it better if I had more knowledge on drama, I was just starting out so I had no idea what anything was.
5.
I sang. I could improve my singing voice and vocal range.
Question 16 of 25
What sort of acting roles will you be seeking in the future?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I hope to do some musical comedies like Something Rotten.
2.
Something new, something that's never the same. I'd love to be like a hidden murderer or a teenager with a dark secret, something quite dark.
3.
A side or main antagonist to main protagonist.
4.
For musical, like Heathers, Into the Woods.
5.
Superhero that would be funny to do the bad guy maybe and a lot more.
Question 17 of 25
Are you a union member?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yeah, now it's way more easier to live the life of your character and to think like them i'ven if you never met them.
2.
Yes, when I started I did not understand how to analyze a character and make it my own.
3.
No cause I never lerned to be an acterss but I am sure I will do my best.
4.
Yes I have because I have had audiences tell me and teachers tell me how much I have improved in acting.
5.
No I am not matured as an actor when started my career in this industry. But I feel that. I will become good actor.
Question 18 of 25
In which area would you like to improve as an actor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
All the areas such as body movement and improvisation and voice.
2.
In humor and action because my favorite genre is humor and action because I like to doing stunts be not like to dangerous like jumping of a building.
3.
I would like to get better at improv, and my dancing. I also feel I need help portraying the feeling in my voice.
4.
Finding spots in scripts and commercials when its ok to look down and when its ok to look up.
5.
Everything. No human is perfect like god. For me anything could use improvement because there is always room for errors and improvement.
Question 19 of 25
Of all the roles you have played in the past, which is your favorite?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I got involved with acting though watching many film.
2.
I started drama classes in France which led to participation in a performing arts school in France.
3.
By wanting to have more confidence.
4.
Same thing, the friend, shoving, high school, forced audition. You know the drill.
5.
When I was younger, we had a school musical every year for every grade and I would always try out for solos and lead roles and honestly no one in my grade was a good singer not even me and I would usually get the part.
Question 20 of 25
Show us your version of the character.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Since my friend literally shoved me onto the stage to audition for a high school play in eleventh grade.
2.
Professionally, around 6 years but really it's been all my life.
3.
Since I was 13, so 7 years now.
4.
About hmmm 7 years not a lot actually.
5.
Pretty much since I started drama classes as a course at school.That was probably grade 2.
Question 21 of 25
Can you read through a scene from the script for me?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Comedy. Role is tough but as I told you that every role is challanging.
2.
That second movie I told you about.Absolute nightmare but it's probably the reason I'm here. So...
3.
SO far it's been Elle because its really tiring and the note range is tough.
4.
Okay so my toughest role was when I had to play a stepfather that was really tough.
5.
Like I said shenzi because I had to take risks to be that character and I had to challenge myself and I did and thats how I over came that role.
Question 22 of 25
Tell me about your experience with improvisation.
Question 23 of 25
Tell me a little about yourself.
Question 24 of 25
What are your weaknesses?
Question 25 of 25
What are your strengths?
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