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What Is Not Prepared By A Child For Auditions? Interview Queries

How to help a child actor for auditions
Blunders By a child actor in auditions and how to help them

Do You Know what are the 2 most important events in a child audition?

  • Interview
  • The actual 'Audition' with slating, scene play or just portraying a character with lines or monolog in front of a camera
Though a child may prepare well for an actual audition, mostly they overlook 'Interview' part


You know kids say the weirdest things? This is where the spontaneous and a genuine personality of the child can win them the job in an Audition. Interview questions are almost always asked when a child auditions for a commercial, TV show or film. There is no copy for them to learn, no scene to play. The casting directors may just ask random questions. The goal of this is to observe the child’s personality.

In an audition, the director and clients may often watch these auditions with the volume turned completely off. Now I realized, the purpose may be to look for how far on camera,  a child is suitable for the character and the role. But the potential of the random question is all about our personality

Since it’s a child personality that they are looking for, the following trends in asking questions on subjects, if properly answered,  may turn them on, that they passionate about, something they can discuss fluently without worrying or running out of specific details.


Here are the subjects

  • Your favorite game or at home activity
  • An anecdote about a family member
  • A story about your pet (dog, bird)
  • Foods you love or hate

  • When asked a question, find a quick way to answer
  • Keep your answers brief, but specific. The more specifics the child can add, the more the personality comes out! The truth is, they are just trying to see your personality on camera.

Beware of 2 taboo subjects—avoid this at all cost.

1. Acting
Don't try to act. They want you to be an actor and a skilled one but do not want to see and hear about it. They secretly think they are discovering you and putting you in their commercial campaign, TV or in a film.

2. Religion

Anything having to do with religion is generally taboo.

Kids who can relax and just get chatting about one of their subjects or a funny short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person always are remembered, as being memorable is the key helping you get selected for jobs
The beauty of this technique is that you never have to think about the answer because you already know it.

Practice some of these commonly asked questions and see how your audition goes for you:

  1. What was your favorite vacation?
  2. Do you have any hobbies?
  3. Any plans for the summer?
  4. What’s your favorite subject in school?
  5. What is your favorite ice cream and flavor?
  6. What do you do when you get home?
  7. What kind of foods you love?
  8. What kind of foods you hate?
  9. Who is the most important friend, teacher, sports coach or person?
  10. What is your most thing you possess?
  11. Which is your favorite TV show?
  12. If you had a super power what would it be?

The answers should never look or sound prepared or rehearsed, but spontaneous and honest. Why? Because kids always saying surprising, unexpected, funny, and clever things!
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