Here is an example of a creative team totally stumped on choices. We stood for 3 hours deliberating one role. Different opinions from different creative team members of which actor was perfect for it in their eyes.
Everything was discussed from height, build, eyes even before the actors talent was mentioned. All to try & fit that jigsaw we call casting.
Voices were raised & strong emotions were spilled by different members of the team each wanting their reason to be seen over the others & fighting for who they thought should be cast. The difficulty this time was our options for our leading lady, as all so were so good. Ultimately the final decision rested with the director & the producer.
I think what i'm trying to share with you is that it really does sometimes come down to the tiny things, it's not always the most talented actor that wins the role as upsetting as that may be. But if she fits with her opposite more than the other choice does then.....there we go.
This is just a small part of my daily life as a Casting Director that I will soon start sharing with you. I want to give people more of an insight into the life of the so called "gatekeepers". Please follow the blog to be kept upto date.
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