Why the Life of an Actor is Funny Stuff
By Jerry Portwood
The series has involved a staggering array of guest stars, including Michael Urie, Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Johnston, and even Chita Rivera. For the penultimate episode of Season 2, the guest stars include Broadway actor Adam Pascal and Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife, Dawson's Creek).
We caught up with Wetherhead and Hanlon to ask the funny duo why this show means so much to them. And if they are trying to scare potential young ingenue's from the New York City acting scene.
"Actually it has less to do with competition and more to do with the daily grind of auditioning for theater in New York, how the process of auditioning itself is its own job," said Wetherhead. "It's not meant to be a cautionary tale by any means. It's not meant to be some public service announcement to children: This is what will happen to you if you move to New York and try to become an actor. It's NOT as easy as it looks and talent is not a guarantee for success."
Ultimately Wetherhead and Hanlon hope that people find that the foibles they portray in Submissions Only actually effectively portray their comrades in arms in a positive light.
"It's the community of people who make this business that makes it attractive and desirable," Wetherhead said. "Even though you're getting rejected and humiliating yourself on a regular basis, you're surrounded by funny, warm, quirky, interesting people."
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