Then, halfway through the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, I got the call that I had earned a callback for the role, which were to occur on Monday night. This time, they sent the complete script in addition to the sides we were to prepare. I sat down in the afternoon, and I literally devoured the script. It was a quick read, and it had some plot twists that I certainly did not see coming. By the time I was done, I had dedicated myself to getting this part, so I went into the callback fully prepared.
I got there and met Katie, the actress that I was going to read with for the parts. I've met her before at auditions and such, but I'd never had the chance to work with her before. We had the chance to go over one of our scenes, and then we were called in to perform for the director. At first, I had a few too many "ideas" coming into the scene, but by the end of the audition I felt myself shifting back to just playing on instincts. Katie and I worked very well with each other, and I was feeling myself in a nice groove. I got good reactions, I felt great, and I was proud of the work that I did.
If I get the part, I will be very excited to know I gave a great audition to win the role. If I don't get the part, I know that I did everything that I possibly could have, and the decision came down to some other "intangible" that is out of my control. Ideally, that's what I'd like to say about every audition and every potential job. I'm not quite at that level yet, but it does give me something to always be aspiring toward.