#8: Dance, Dance
Talk about being set up for failure. It’s not uncommon for an actor to walk into an audition and be met with an odd request. Sometimes that request may throw an actor so off their guard and out of their comfort zone that they can’t come back. January Jones says that her worst audition was one where she was asked to dance.
She said that they cued up Prince’s hit song “Kiss” and told her to start. After turning red, she reluctantly began her routine. January was told by the director, “Honey, you did a great reading, but you’ve got no rhythm.” The disastrous audition made her question her career entirely, but luckily she stuck with it, as a few years later, she would land the role of Betty Draper on Mad Men and become an instant star.