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3 Mistakes Actors Make at Callbacks and How to Avoid Them

By Aaron Marcus


The first thing actors need to know is exactly what a callback is. This term refers to when a director, producer, or other person involved with deciding which actor is booked for a role shows interest after watching someone’s audition and wants to see them again. So, they call the actor back for another read.

When you receive a callback, you are not booked for the job. Not even close to booking the job. You simply gave an audition that interests people and they want to see you again. So, don’t start telling anyone that you are hired or almost booked. A number of people can be called back after the initial audition. The first mistake some actors make at the callback is to look different than they did at the initial audition. You have to remember, they liked your look and thought that it