Monologues at a film audition? – Casting Call

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What should you do when you’re asked to prepare a monologue for a film audition? How should you pick one and what should you pick? Catrine answers your questions!

Hello! I recently went in for a role and they got back to me and asked me to send in a video audition for them. They asked for me to perform a monologue and I have never auditioned with a monologue for a film before. So my question is this: what kind of monologues are good for film auditions? Should I find some random monologues online or should I do a scene from a movie? Thank you very much! -Easton D., Boise, Idaho

Hi, Easton,

I never understand why people ask people to do a monologue for a film audition, but it is what it is. Do you know the genre of the film project? I would stick with the same genre — so a comedic monologue for a comedy and a dramatic monologue for a drama. Where you get the monologue from is not as important as making sure that the monologue appeals to you and that it is a monologue that has great material for you to work with. If you do want to use a scene from a film, there are a lot of free websites that have great screenplays on them, and if you are gifted at writing, write your own!

Break a leg!

– Catrine McGregor

Catrine has cast well over 400 projects, including films, TV, IMAX, commercials, webseries and video games. She is a member of the prestigious CSA (Casting Society of America).

During her forty year career in the film industry, Catrine has worked extensively all over the US as well as Europe and Africa. She prides herself in discovering and developing new talent, and has done so with many people that you see every day in films and on TV.

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