Chris O’Dowd had a unusual way of creating sure he stood out in auditions early on in his profession.
The actor used to fake that he had been bitten by a canine when he walked into the audition so he would stick in folks’s minds for roles.
Speaking to Louis Theroux’s Grounded podcast, Chris defined: ‘What occurs basically in London significantly, and in New York I’m sure, is on the identical time of the yr when the universities end, town is swamped with these lots of of wannabe actors, hundreds most likely.
‘And so it’s onerous to make a identify for your self or to even make an impression, and so for round two months I pretended that I had simply been bitten by a canine.
‘As I walked in and I’d go in and say “Did anybody see that cocker spaniel on the road? Ah god” and I’d be clutching my ankle and I’d pull down my sock, “it didn’t tear the skin, it’s fine, it’s fine, we’re good, we’re good”.
‘I don’t know what I hoped, aside from like someone would go, “Hey, do you know who would be good for that? The guy who was bitten by a dog.”‘
However he might solely stick with it for therefore lengthy, as at some point his uncommon ‘technique’ backfired huge time. You might say it…got here again to chunk him.
The Bridesmaids star went on: ‘But all of it got here crashing down after I took one other one among these normal conferences, I went into this assembly and so they have been like “Hey how are you?” and I used to be like “Good good, I just, oh my god, just at the bottom of your stairs there was this, I don’t know, he was like a terrier mix, he wouldn’t have done any damage but he went right for my ankle out of nowhere” after which they have been like “Oh my god, that’s so weird…because the last time you were here, you were bitten by a dog.”
‘I’d forgotten that I had been there, so I had to attempt to fashion it out. And I used to be like “Yeah I’ve been having a lot of trouble with them lately” and tried to change the topic.’
It’s most likely for the most effective that he put a cease to that little trick.
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