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WE'RE ALMOST PRETTY SURE WHAT WE WANT

 
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:14 pm    Post subject: WE'RE ALMOST PRETTY SURE WHAT WE WANT Reply with quote

I love agencies that give mixed descriptions of what they're looking for in an audition.... like "we want 20 to 30 years old" but then list four actors for inspiration who are all in their 50's. Today's example is not totally screwy, but:

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Older Male. 55-70. Please submit all ethnicities. We’re looking for a diverse and inclusive submission. (Fine.)

***While we’re doing a male casting only for this character, they plan to submit a handful of women ** (Fine, but check the specs)

Looking for a meditative beach dad who is chock full of wisdom and charisma. A musky older man you want to hug and hang out with so you can absorb his wealth of knowledge. He’s a true salt of the earth guy with wit, warmth, charm, and a keen sense of humor. He speaks in a relaxed, laid back way that feels content and nostalgic. He might have a touch of weathered grit in his voice that reflects his life well lived. He’s fully present in the moment and his delivery is relaxed, while remaining lighthearted and loose; never stoic.

(This is a 30 second commercial by the way!)

Celebrity Touchstones: Jeff Bridges, Patti Smith, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener types. (Sigh)



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got that one too.

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A musky older man you want to hug


I did the audition in an un-airconditioned studio, so perhaps the musk came across.
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Kim Fuller
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Musky" descriptor just makes me chuckle.. I don't know anyone who would consider themselves "musky".
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: WE'RE ALMOST PRETTY SURE WHAT WE WANT Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
A musky older man



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Jason Huggins
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are confusing musky with musty. I been around many a musky man and woman...not offensive...maybe not a target either LOL
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Musk

noun

a substance secreted in a glandular sac under the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer, having a strong odor, and used in perfumery.

an artificial imitation of the substance.

a similar secretion of other animals, as the civet, muskrat, and otter.

“OK let’s do another take, but a bit more stank this time.”

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was supposed to be a joke, not a rebuke xD
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they want someone that sounds like Elon’s dad Smile
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