I’m sure most of you already know this, but for those of you who don’t, this is one worth remembering.
DO NOT CONSUME CAFFEINE BEFORE AN AUDITION.
Not even 4 hours prior. Just. Don’t. Do. It. Trust me. Would I lie to you?
And this is coming from a girl who can fall asleep after a strong cup of Joe. I know it smells so good and it’s so tempting in the morning, especially if you’ve had a long night or week. But to be honest when it comes time to it, the adrenaline from auditioning will be enough to energize you through your audition without the additional help.
See I’ve found that this miraculous thing happens before an audition..where any trace of caffeine in your system will somehow find its way to make merry friends with your nerves. The end result? Disastrous. And no amount of
meditation in the world is going to save you from that situation.
The immediate energy you give off when you walk into the audition room will be: crazy, jittery, nervous, all over the place. Whereas, of course, you want to go in calm, collected with high but steady energy.
You end up tripping over lines because your lips can’t catch up with your brain, or vice versa.
OR nailing your lines…at the speed of lightening.
The only time I would recommend it is if you’re going in for a sitcom-y role. Then have it all you like. I personally still wouldn’t do it though. But that’s just me.
And there you have it.
Do you have any funny over-caffeinated/over-excited audition stories to tell?
I’d love to hear them.
The Aspiring Actress.