It’s a Performance, Not an Audition with Maeve Quinlan
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Remember that feeling when you walked into your first audition? 

Your heart beating loudly in your chest, the jitters ramping up your energy for your performance, and the casting director watching your every move and mannerism? Your energy in this space is what will propel your career, and nobody knows that better than the one and only Maeve Quinlan. 

Maeve is an Irish American actress, starring in over 40 feature films, television series, and movies of the week. She’s earned critical acclaims for her depth, range, and versatility in front of the camera. Today, she joins me for a conversation that dives deep into her early experiences as an actress, what mindset shift can help you stand out amongst other actors, and how her age has affected her career so far. 

Tune in to learn more about Maeve’s stunning story, strategies, and how the industry works. 

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Some Questions I Ask: 

  • How did you go from pursuing athletics to acting, as a career? (5:18)
  • How did it feel to walk into your auditions early on in your acting career? (10:11)
  • What is it like to be a more mature actress and producer in Hollywood? (23:56)
  • What shows are you binging while staying home in quarantine? (29:06)

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

  • What the audition process looks and feels like. (10:23)
  • Tips for giving yourself an edge in the audition room. (14:47)
  • Debunking the myth of the casting couch. (19:52)
  • How ageism affected Maeve’s career in Hollywood after she turned 40. (24:06)
  • Beauty tips to get you through the quarantine. (31:04)

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