Rising to the top of the acting world is a notoriously slippery and competitive road paved with obstacles which accomplished performers would struggle to surpass without a little luck and a dynamite agent.
Because of this, performers might feel the need to go that extra mile to stand out. Stories of actors going to extraordinary lengths to land or prepare for a role are commonplace – think of Christian Bale’s astonishing weight loss for his role in The Machinist, or Tom Hardy’s remarkably sculpted physique for his role as Bane in Batman – whatever it takes to make an impression and remembered amongst the sea of talented thespians out there.
Indeed, when the stakes are at their highest in the audition room, some performers will thrive and others will wilt underneath the mountain of pressure that comes with trying to land the role of a lifetime.
Take Margot Robbie as an example of an actress who falls firmly into the former category, particularly if her astonishing anecdote regarding her Wolf Of Wall Street audition is anything to go by.