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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jun 30, 2020

Today’s guest is a supreme example of the power of stillness. She radiates a quiet magnetism that draws her audiences into the inner life of the riveting and layered characters she portrays. Mireille Enos talks with us today about her journey and the major signs the universe was giving her along the way indicating a big YES to whether or not she was on the right path. Starting with winning the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, an award annually presented to the nation’s top collegiate actor, she went on to spend 10 years in New York City gaining confidence and experience as well as a Broadway Tony nomination for her portrayal of "Honey" in Edward Albee 's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

In addition to stage credits, she went on to work in both film and television and gained critical acclaim for her lead role of detective Sarah Linden in AMC’s crime drama, The Killing. She can currently be seen playing the role of Marissa Wiegler in the Amazon original series, Hanna . Today, Mireille shares her wealth of knowledge and experience from how she knows when a role is meant for her, to the importance of switching from artist brain to business brain when considering agency representation, and of course, what it was like to chemistry read with Brad Pitt.

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