Now I know what you are thinking: "Isn't Charlotte Hay out of your age range?" Well, I thought so too. I entered the audition room intent on auditioning for the supporting role of Rosalind, only to be asked to read of Charlotte. And let me tell you, I am so very glad that the director had the insight to suggest that I might be better suited for Charlotte. I actually have a love and fondness for Charlotte, but I thought she was beyond my reach. I thought, "I'm too young. No one will take me seriously." And I was wrong. I should have trusted my instincts and aimed high. Thank goodness Amanda set me on a better path. "A chameleon" she called me, and a chameleon I will be.
So I encourage you, even when the devil on your shoulder tells you you are too fat, too young, too tall, too whatever, to follow your intuition. And most importantly, be adaptable, because sometimes the casting director will see something in you that you can't see in yourself. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I am so pleased this door was opened to me.
I am thrilled to begin this journey, which I know will involve a complete transformation in body and voice. Charlotte Hay, I am ready for you!