There are many articles on the www which give tons of tips for auditions.
All are true and … they don’t really work. At least not for every performer and not always either.
This suggestion is from film producer Leigh Scott.
“There’s a right way to do a line, a wrong way to do a line and a BETTER way to do a line. Always try to find that fresh and exciting interpretation.
You don’t realize it but there are probably 50 people who come in that office and do it exactly the same way you do. And that may be the “right” way to do it. But try and find the “better” way. Impress the director and producers and make it your own. It’s much more frightening, but it’s the key to success.
If you fall back on the “right” way, then it comes down to how you look etc. Are you the right hair color? Are you the right height?
BUT, if you give us something new and fresh, even if we hate it, we know that you are capable of taking the material to different places. And that throws EVERYTHING out the window and makes us want to cast you.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve completely changed the look of a character based on someone who demonstrates the ability to mix it up.
It’s really that simple. “