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JASON LOTT

1. What was the job for and who cast it?
Wendy's, Dan Bell Casting

2. What was the audition like and what 101 tools did you get to use?

I was brought in by recommendation, as they were looking for someone who could do FedEx/MicroMachines-style fast talking. They were thinking of, and apparently brought in, auctioneers to audition. Thankfully, a friend of mine recommended me. I went in, did my thing, and was cast later that day.In the audition, I always tried to be in an attitude of service. I knew they were looking for something pretty specific and I knew I could provide it, if given the opportunity. So, at all times, I was thinking, "How can I help?"

3. What was the set like and what 101 tools did you get to use?

When they wanted to change up the copy on set and have me do new lines of tongue-twisters, I said, "No problem." It was freeing, in a lot of ways. I knew what I could provide and I knew they hired me to provide it, so all I needed to do was relax and actually provide it.In addition, I have a tendency to get in my head. So, on set, I waved away all those negative pictures and kept myself focused on smiling, meeting great people, and enjoying the opportunity. There was no time or need for me to get nervous. I just needed to be myself and do what they hired me to do. Nice and easy. Smiling.

4. What's one thing you would keep, and one thing you would leave behind during the process?

One thing I'll keep is the sense of community on set. Everyone there was fantastic to be around and enjoyed what they were doing. That sense of joy is palpable.
One thing I'll leave behind is the feeling of awkwardness that I sometimes/often get. Although I have to make sure I'm doing what is asked of me, I don't need to judge myself in the middle of the performance. For me, there's no surer way of getting distracted and frustrated.