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Is the sting of rejection threatening to spoil your holiday spirit? Surf on over to Backstage.com for 26 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Part.

A brief selection from the list:

  • 1. You’re too tall.
  • 2. You’re too short.
  • 11. You’re too serious.
  • 12. You’re too funny.
  • 17. You remind the producer of his sister, and he hates his sister.
  • 20. You were the first one to read [sing] that day.
  • 21. You were the last one to read [sing] that day.
  • 26. You look like the director’s wife and he had a fight with his wife right before he left the house this morning.

The takeaway? None of these is under your control. Says  casting director Amy Jo Berman, “What you must understand is that your only job in an audition is to do your best work. Everything else is not up to you.” Preach it, sister.

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