Monday Myth Debunkers: You’re Too Good for Co-Star Work.

Let’s start off the new year with a myth we hear allll the time. ⁠

We get it, you want to hop the fence and skip to the good part. ⁠

But doing co-star work is actually an incredibly valuable (and important) step in your #actorjourney

Once you’re thrown into the guest start & up pool, things can get a lot more… competitive. ⁠

And while we are always interested and eager to meet new actors, we have to be mindful of the little time we are given to cast just about anything. ⁠

This means likely reading a higher ratio of actors we already know and trust for “the bigger roles” vs. the actors we don’t know. ⁠

Sound frustrating?⁠

It shouldn’t!⁠

Because many of these actors we got to know through….⁠

*𝘥𝘳𝘶𝘮 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭*⁠

Co-star roles. ⁠

You can have the best training, the most watchable reel, a collection of solid headshots, but the most important thing? ⁠

Getting your face in front of casting offices. ⁠

Whether that’s a Zoom audition, a self tape or (far off in the distant future), an in-person audition. ⁠

Either way, you need an opportunity to show us your greatness. ⁠

If you’re consistent in showing up with great co-star auditions, your probability for being brought in for larger roles shoots way up. ⁠

𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩.⁠

Even if you’re not booking co-stars, we know that you’re the type of actor who we can rely on to deliver a great read. ⁠

And actors: that’s the goal. ⁠

Show up. Do great work. Be gracious and kind. And some very cool things will start to happen.⁠


Trust the process. And don’t say no to co-stars until you’re absolutely ready 😉⁠

#themoreyouknow #thecastingdirectorscut #mondaymythdebunker #actorlife

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