I love audition tapes. But not bad American Idol auditions. Acting auditions. Maybe it's the former drama student in me, but I love figuring out what it is that gives one actor the edge over an other. I want to know why Jessica Biel didn't get the Agent 99 role in Get Smart. (Okay, that's easy. Because she can't act. And isn't funny. And can't act. And isn't Anne Hathaway. And can't act....)
Evangeline Lilly auditions for Lost:
What I love most about this? She's mourning Jack's death. Yes, folks, he was originally going to die in the pilot.
Crazy that this was her first audition, huh? Love her.
Oh, and Matthew Fox auditioned for Sawyer!
Hugh Laurie auditions for House:
I firmly believe the show could not exist without him.
Zachary Levi auditions for Chuck:
Can you imagine being sent the script for Chuck? How could you not audition? And if you didn't get the part? An eternity spent in tears.
Zac had nothin' to worry about. It's him.
P.S. He's been cast as the "dashing bandit" in the new Disney musical, Rapunzel. Chuck sings! And the songs will be written by Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies). I will watch.
Rachel McAdams auditions for The Notebook:
I would love to be a casting director, discovering brilliant talent and giving young actors their breakout roles. I heart McAdams. She doesn't reek of fakeness. Just loveliness. (Yes, I just coined the phrase "reeking of loveliness.")
Note that both women featured in this post are Canadian. Not intentional, but fun.