Auditions 2: Electric Boogaloo

I called my manager this afternoon, to see if there was any news from my auditions.
“Hi, it’s Wil Wheaton for Chris,” I told the receptionist.
Chris immediately picked up the phone. “This is so weird. I just told Hank to put you on my list to call.”
Hearing this didn’t surprise me. Things like this happen all the time. If I could translate this amazing psychic ability that I have for phone calls into slot machines or dice, I could have myself a Rainman Suite.
I asked him if he’d heard anything about I, Robot
“Yes!” He told me, his normally calm and reassuring voice filled with excitement. “The casting director called me twice today, because he was so excited to give me feedback about you!”
My heart began to pound, and I felt my face flush.
“What did he say?”
“He said, ‘Wil was really, really, really, fucking incredible!’ He was very happy with what you did, and told me that he was very impressed.”
I let out a girlish squeal. “Really?!”
“Yes. He said that you were phenomenal, and he sent your tape this morning.”
Chris told me that we haven’t heard anything about the other audition, but I didn’t care. Getting feedback this quickly, and this positive, hardly ever happens. The director will look at the tapes of all the actors who read yesterday, and he will read notes that the casting director has prepared to go with each performance. If this casting director was so excited to tell my manager how happy he was, that he called twice, I am confident that he presented me to the director with similar confidence and praise.
A year ago, I wouldn’t have even had this audition, let alone a real chance at making it into the movie.

167 thoughts on “Auditions 2: Electric Boogaloo”

  1. I’m excited about this. “I Robot” is one of my favorite books, and I was psyched about the movie even before I knew you were up for a role.
    Are you reading for Robbie?

  2. dude.. i would soo camp outside the box office if you make this role. ive read the book by asimov and ellison’s script. even though they wont be using it. hope you make it!!

  3. i’m so happy for you wil! for the happy audition-thus-far process and really just because you said ‘electric bugaloo’. i remember people actually cheering… yes cheering… when that came up at the end of breakin.

  4. Man, go away for the weekend and become response number 152. Congrats on the good news. I can’t believe how excited I am for you and I’ve only seen you at conventions. But because you’ve let us see so much of yourself on this site, I know more about you than I do about a lot of other people.
    How can I wait until 2004?

  5. That sounds so great and here’s hoping you get the part! Some friends and I were so excited to hear they were working on this movie, we became even more interested after reading that you were auditioning.

  6. Congratulations Will…I was a fan of your work on TNG and have only tonight have found your blog…
    and I find I have become a fan of yours all over again.
    Best of luck to you and I send positive energy to your for success in all endeavors

  7. *belated happy awesome audition dance for Wil!*
    *blush* I’m such a geek…
    But I’m happy for the dude! :D

  8. Well, I don’t visit the site all that much, but after reading about your audition, Wil, I think I might just have to make more stops here. Congratulations, and hope everything goes well.
    Best regards,
    pepper
    Hopefully you’ll see more posts from me. I enjoyed the Emilio/Coppola story fully.

  9. Will you are my role model and i watch ever movie you are in… i even loved fresh prince as a little kid. Thinking about it now i should have played Nicky i would have been perfect for that role, well i do look up to yuou as an actor and i want to acomplish my dream by filming a movie with you so hopefully that does happen because it will be a great experience for me!

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