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038 Michael Mosley on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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You Deserve to Be At the Table

Over the years, Michael Mosley has captivated audiences with the characters that he has portrayed on television and film. From a pastor who found God after a traumatic experience to a hard-to-catch serial killer, from a narcissistic EMT to portraying political operative Kenny O’Donnell, he has proved time and time again that he can do it all in both comedy and drama.

This year, Michael stars in FOX’s new sci-fi thriller, “neXt” opposite John Slattery. Created and executive produced by Manny Coto (“24: Legacy”), the series follows Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc (Slattery) as he discovers that one of his own creations — a powerful A.I. called neXt — might spell doom for humankind, so he tries to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade) to fight an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth. Michael shines as CM, Southern ex-con hacker with a genius IQ who works at the FBI cybercrime division. “neXt” is slated to premiere on October 6, 2020.

Michael was recently seen starring in Netflix’s crime series, “Seven Seconds” opposite Regina King where he played Detective Joe “Fish” Rinaldi. He was also seen in Netflix’s critically-acclaimed drama series, “Ozark” as Pastor Mason Young. Additional television credits include starring on USA Network’s “Sirens,” ABC’s “Scrubs” and “Pan Am” as well as recuring roles on ABC’s “Castle,” DC Universe’s “Titans” and CBS’ “Criminal Minds” to name a few.

On the film front, Michael stars in the indie biopic, “Sister Aimee” [1091 Media] that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Set in 1926 and based on true events, the film follows the most famous Evangelical woman, Aimee Semple (Anna Margaret Hollyman), who is fed up with her own success and gets swept up in her lover’s, Kenny’s (Mosley), daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border. Additional film credits include “Peppermint” [STX Entertainment], “LBJ” alongside Woody Harrelson and “Hot Pursuit” [Warner Bros.].


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“I got one rule: don’t be an asshole.”

“Do your homework, make this yours.”

“In auditions, you have to have a little bit of a fuck-it.”

 


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Credits:

  • WRITER: Bebe Katsenes
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Rebecca Hall on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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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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Credits:

  • WRITER: Alysia Livingston
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Tom Pelphrey on That One audition with Alyshia Ochse

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When You’re in the Presence of a Master

Tom was born and raised in New Jersey. He grew up in the town of Howell, where he attended the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Howell High school. Upon graduation, he attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (obtaining BFA in acting), where he also had the opportunity to study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London, England. Tom’s first professional job was on the long running CBS daytime show Guiding Light. During the two and a half years he was on the show, he was nominated for four consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards, winning twice (in 2006 and 2008). Having worked in theater, television, and independent film, he eventually became a series regular on the hit Cinemax show Banshee, playing former neo-Nazi Kurt Bunker. Tom is a founding member and the current Artistic Director of the Apothecary Theatre Company—a NYC-based non-profit that develops and produces world premieres of new plays by up-and-coming playwrights. He made his Broadway debut in 2012 as Judy Garland’s last husband, Mickey Deans, in the critically acclaimed End of the Rainbow, directed by Tony Award Winner Terry Johnson. He can currently be seen in Season 3 of Netflix’s hit original series Ozark, as well as in David Fincher’s Mank, which is being released later this year.

Considering that this interview was done via Zoom (a TOA first), as a means of moving forward in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is befitting that this episode of That One Audition retells the stories of adaptation and triumph that landed Tom Pelphrey right here.


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“Engage with things that open your heart.”

“What is the core of the person? What is the basic thing about them from which all the other things are coming? I feel like if you can identify that, and then identify it in yourself, and then find it viscerally, then you can start to play creatively.”

“You do your best work and you keep your head down and trust that if you just keep doing your best work things will work out.”

“These are the people who are the best at what they do and I know for sure that I become a better actor when I’m working with good actors…I will leave this job a better actor than the actor I came in.”

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Trevor Long on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Ever wondered how you are going to land a career changing role without a manager or agent? This episode is all about the craft and keeping your head down and doing good work. Good work is the best branding for an actor and creates angels in the industry (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jason Bateman). Trevor Long has had some remarkable angels shed light on his 20 year artistry and he lays it all out here.

Trevor Long is a film, stage and television actor with twenty years of experience to his name. He is best known for his stand out, recurring role as Cade Langmore, in Netflix’s highly acclaimed series “Ozark,” acting alongside Laura Linney and Jason Bateman. He is also known for his work in “Low Winter Sun,” the AMC series following the murder of a police officer by a fellow detective in Detroit. Long starred in Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly,” as Steve Caprio, along with Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins. He stars in and co-produces the upcoming horror thriller “Seeds,” directed by Owen Long. The film follows Long’s troubled character Marcus after he retreats to the New England Coast. Long has guest starred in numerous television shows throughout his career, including “Blacklist,” “Unforgettable,” and “Blindspot.” He is a longtime member of acclaimed NY LAByrinth Theater Company.

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“I was going to do whatever it takes. I spent three years in a conservatory. Spent a lot of money, did a lot of training. I knew that this was not like, oh, what’s plan B?”

“I left the room feeling very exhilarated, because Hoffman took the time to really work with me, and pushed me and knew that I had the talent, but he was trying to push me through my little tricks.”

“It may take you ten to fifteen years before you start working…and he was pretty much right.”

“I don’t doubt the way I approach the work. I don’t second guess it like I did all those years, trying to figure it out, and please the teacher.”

“I think actors really want to be validated and seen for who they are, and when we don’t get that in life we try to put it into our art, our craft.”

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

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