Blake Lively Gossip Girl Audition

"Three words, eight letters. Say it and I'm yours." Blair

"Three words, eight letters. Say it and I'm yours." Blair

Winning Audition

Blake Lively original Gossip Girl (2007-2012) Audition tape.

Directed by Mark Piznarski among many guest directors.

Starring Blake Lively among many others.

Found this on Blake Lively audition for Gossip Girl on YouTube yesterday looking for something else. Blake's winning audition reminds me of Natalie Portman's audition tape for Leon: The Professional (1994).

I love auditioning, especially cold auditions where you are handed the material to read for as you walk in. Cold auditions require you to relax and listen and let what you read and especially what you hear affect your instrument. This then allows your subconscious to inspire and move your whole self.

Blake is doing a different type of audition in which you are given time to go over the material. This type of audition requires that you develop the character and understand the lines especially the subtext before entering the audition room. Either type of audition is difficult. Blake is doing a fantastic job. I'm sure they hired her on the spot. Had I been auditioning I sure would have. Not often do you get an actor this polished at an audition.

Anyways, What I enjoy about Blake's audition is that she listens, reflects on what she has heard then let's what she hears and reads affect her whole being. Watch how as she gets comfortable during audition she becomes more Lively and her energy moves her whole body. She switches gears from her thought out preparatory work as her readers line interpretation is different then what she had in mind going in. This is an actor that has spent years practicing her craft. Enjoy!


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Trivia - Every episode title is a word play on a film.