More from the deliberately bad audition series. Taking direction from the director or casting director is one of the most important parts of casting. We are sometimes testing to see if you can take direction, and if the director can work with you. Actors often prepare themselves so much that they go on auto-pilot, unable to let performance breath and grow. Also in this audition… you might be surprised how much he is arguing with the direction. Yes, this sometimes happens. It’s good to come in with your own ideas but they must be a) consistent with the intent of the script and b) abiding my the director’s vision.