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Rebecca Hall on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

S2 006: Rebecca Hall

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Do Good Work, The Rest Will Follow: Tales from a Limitless Artist

Rebecca Hall is a British Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer. She’s the daughter of stage director Peter Hall and opera singer Maria Ewing. As a child Rebecca broke into the entertainment world with a role on the TV mini-series The Camomile Lawn and the feature Don’t Leave Me This Way.

She subsequently took a ten-year departure from the screen, attended the University of Cambridge, and acted on stage before she appeared in Christopher Nolan’s thriller The Prestige and later starred in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination).

Throughout her almost 30 year career, her brave and exquisite artistry has lead to multiple awards and critical recognition. Rebecca’s credits include The Red Riding Triology, The Town with Ben Affleck, BBC’s Parade’s End, Iron Man 3, Transcendence with Johnny Depp, The Awakening, Frost/Nixon, and The Gift opposite Jason Bateman. Her work in the critically acclaimed drama Christine is unforgettable as is her role in Tales from the Loop. Be sure to watch Rebecca in Godzilla vs. Kong which will be released late 2020.


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“You can’t chase money… you’re not being inspired to be creative.”

“The key to being an actor is to make sure you remember live.”

“I don’t believe in making decisions about how I plan to behave when someone says action. I do believe in learning, internalizing physicality, voice, and everything so clearly that you turn up and are ready for it.”

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073: Chris Geere

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Todays conversation is an open, candid, and humorous dialogue with Chris Geere who’s on-screen career began with a Coke Zero commercial in the UK, and ultimately lead him to a series regular role. He talks about getting cut from the final edit of Band of Brothers, how a clever self-tape landed him with an offer to work with M. Night Shyamalan, and honestly shares how even after booking the ever-coveted “series regular role,” he’s finding new depths to what is required of an actor and artist when a life and career changing opportunity comes to an end.

He’s most known for his hilarious and honest portrayal on the hit FXX show, You’re the Worst, as well as his work on Modern Family, After Earth, and in the soon-to-be-released film Detective Pikachu with Ryan Reynolds.

Chris Geere is a British actor born in Cambridge in 1981 and brought up in the Winchester area of Hampshire where his family still lives. He was initially interested in pursuing a career as an artist until a drama teacher encouraged him to play in his school’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, whereupon he admits that he was truly bitten by the acting bug. He gained a place at the Guildford School of Acting, winning out over nearly three thousand other applicants. Some time after graduation he had a spell as a bit part player with the Royal Shakespeare Company and since then has become familiar on British television, notably in the school series ‘Waterloo Road.’ In 2017 he moved to the States, appearing in Modern Family and taking the lead in the eccentric comedy drama ‘You’re the Worst.’

 

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“I thought of every single audition as “grin and bank it.” If you get the job, you need to think of it in terms of how many months rent is this.”

“I just decided that I’m going to stop trying to be what I think everyone wanted me to be, and just try and be a nice affable person that people would want to work with.”

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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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