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Video: Jessica Paré On Her Big Break and Auditioning

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Video: Jessica Paré On Her Big Break and Auditioning
Photo Source: Blake Gardner

Backstage's June 6 issue features a roundtable discussion with five stars who have had Emmy-worthy seasons. One of the actors, Jessica Pare of "Mad Men," explained how actors have to be "a little bit deluded" to survive in the business.

In discussing her big break into the industry, Pare points to a film called "Stardom" from director Denys Arcand. After just plays in school and two guest spots on TV, she auditioned for the movie. "And I somehow magically landed the lead," she says. "And that was a huge opportunity for me and I learned so much from working with a director who's so, so talented."

She also talk about how she views the audition process. "I sort of try to take it as an opportunity to work on some good scenes with the filmmaker," she says. "Even if you're not going to get this part, as least you got the chance to play around with it, to try it on, to change it up a little bit with the director in a room."

Check out our videos with her below!

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