Television's very fast. If we're lucky, we usually have some time -- maybe eight weeks -- when we're doing the pilot and picking the series regulars.
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In my opinion, the most important thing an actor can do to ensure a good session is to show up promptly and prepared. If you have to, show up early and wait in your car. Running late creates stress and takes time away from your session and is unprofessional.
An actor's job is to "feel on cue." We walk into an audition, say hello, then sit down to cry over our imaginary mother's death. Most actors would say we do this through emotional recall.