To have or not have a prop in an audition is a hot button topic. I’ve heard of casting directors getting annoyed when an actor uses a prop in the room. But nowadays, a prop we use all the time is a cell phone. They are basically an additional appendage to our lives and our bodies.
What do you do when you have an audition in which you are on the phone? Put your fingers to your ears, look at the reader or do the taboo thing of using your phone?
Here’s how I helped one of my actors.