Casting Director Stuart Aikins: Advice for Actors Part 5 (Standing Out)

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Stuart Aikins is a Vancouver-based casting director with 35 years of experience casting across Canada, including Vancouver casting for the hugely popular Twilight series (New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). He is the recipient of an Emmy Nomination and a Casting Society of America (CSA) Award for Best Mini-Series Casting. In July 2011 he sat down with students at Biz Studio’s Summer Intensive.


Q: When an actor comes into the audition room, what makes them stand out?

A: They defy my expectations, when they can work against what they look like visually, being fearless, the audience is smart, bend the audience’s mind, if we know where the story’s going