HOPE OLAIDE had heard about an audition for a role in a Tyler Perry yet to be shot movie and she decided to give it a shot. She suddenly developed something close to Bronchitis on the morning of the audition.This led to her coughing profusely. But she couldn't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. So she went for the audition and was given a script to read & act.
While reading,there were moments of serious urge to cough but she couldn't do it cos the sound would be embarrassing & she might never be given the role if they thought her health would be a challenge.So she'd paused anytime she had the urge. Finally she was done with the audition and left the venue very depressed, obviously knowing she would never be called back.
Few days later. her phones rings and she was informed that she has been given the role in the movie.
Their reason : We found your acting very convincing, especially the moments that you paused, we could feel the emotions that you were trying to suppress so as not to breakdown. You put yourself well into the character and that gave you a clear edge.
Little did they know she was pausing from coughing SCANDALOUSLY loud.
With this breakthrough, she's gone ahead to act in other Hollywood movies.
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