How Natalie Wood Became a Mizer in Hollywood
The movie world is a business that revolves around casting and a few other things, but the real business of casting is much more complicated than that.
If you’re going to do an audition, the question you should ask yourself is: How do I feel when I audition for this role?
Natalie Wood is the perfect example of this.
She is an amazing actress who knows how to turn a role like this into a full-on drama.
Natalie Wood: I think it was about two months into filming, I was talking to the casting director, and he says, “I have to go find Natalie Wood.”
I’m sitting there thinking, Oh my God, I’ve never seen Natalie Wood on TV.
He says, Oh, I don’t know about that.
But I was like, Okay, I’m gonna go look for her.
And he goes, “Oh, I can’t find her.
She’s not available.”
So I’m like, What do I do?
And I’m going to search for Natalie Wood, and it was like this crazy time, and I went into the audition room, and they were just looking at me like, How do you know Natalie Wood?
And then they saw my hair.
Natalie was just a real good actress.
And then I was just like, Oh no, I have to be better.
Natalie is just an incredible actress.
The question is, How does she know how to be an actress?
She’s such a wonderful actor, and she’s a phenomenal actress, but she has to know how she can play a role.
Natalie: My mom and my dad are all actors.
My dad’s the one who made me watch the TV show, The Wire.
So he was the one I was most interested in, and his dad is like, “Well, what’s your name?”
I’m just like—I don’t even know.
It was just him saying, “What’s your first name?”
And I was so, so, confused.
So I go to see him, and then he goes to get my hair cut.
And I said, “Hey, can I ask you something?”
And he says,” Yes, of course.
I love this.
You’re the one with the big head.”
So then he puts on a wig and goes, You’re going into the bathroom, and a towel comes out.
And the wig comes off, and you’re like, I just got your wig off, right?
I went to get it, and when I put it back on, it was gone.
So, then I went back in there, and the wig was still on, so I went, I want it back.
So the wig is gone.
Natalie Woods: So my mom was like—she had this great attitude.
She was like: “You’re the only one I ever wanted to see on this show.”
And she just kept saying, No, no, no.
So she had me do this audition.
It’s like a comedy, and that’s when she says, What’s your last name?
And my first name is Natalie.
And so I said—my mother was like…
[laughs] “Natalie Woods?”
And then she said, No.
You should really go look at Natalie Wood’s résumé.
You can see how this job is very different from the other ones, because Natalie Woods is not an actor.
She doesn’t do any acting.
She does voiceovers and stuff like that.
She just does acting.
Natalie’s voice is actually very different than her character’s.
Natalie says, My name is the name of this film.
And she is very serious.
She has a very serious look.
She says, You have to keep your head down.
She really says it.
Natalie has been on the show for six seasons, and every season she’s played a different character.
The way she portrays these characters has been one of the things that have made her such an iconic actor.
Natalie, in terms of her acting, is not the type of actor you’re thinking about when you’re looking at a casting call.
Natalie doesn’t act.
Natalie does voiceover work.
Natalie really is the voice of her character.
And you have to know what she can do to really make her character stand out.
So Natalie Woods, in a lot of ways, is the embodiment of all the actresses who were not really in the business, but they were very successful and they got a big break.
They got to have a voice.
They were able to really use their talent.
They had a big payday, so they got to be on TV a lot.
But she was a very hard worker.
She had to be very dedicated, and her parents were like, Yeah, we know, we want Natalie Wood.
And Natalie, she was very dedicated to the show.
And that dedication and commitment was why she got the job.
So you really do have to have someone who is really committed to it.