Casting. Having just cast a TV pilot, here are some final, unadorned thoughts on the process :
Who do we remember? The actors who were amazing – they came in prepared, took chances, changed the energy in the room by putting their personal stamps on the part, and in some cases making us see their character in a totally different light. Oh, we also remember the people who came in unprepared and just READ their lines.
Who have we forgotten? The actors who did not take chances – they did what they thought was appropriate or clever but really did not put themselves on the line. Their intent was to please rather than to courageously explore.
Who will we cast? The actors who were amazing.