Is there anything this guy can’t do? I mean it seems that no matter what role I read for – he gets the part. Yeah, I realize that he’s got pretty much everything an actor should have these days, that is, great looks, charisma, presence, athletically built and of course, plenty of talent. But, just because he’s almost perfect doesn’t make it fair for the rest of us, you know what I mean?
Pierre Macko is one of those guys you love to see on stage, TV or on the big screen but he’s also one of those guys other actors hate to go up against. The cards always seem to be stacked in Pierre’s favor and against everyone else in the room who are trying to get the same part that he is there for. Okay, I admit that he’s a genuinely nice guy and he would probably do anything for anyone if he could, but that just makes it worse! When he walks into an audition waiting room that’s full of other actors hoping to get the part, half of them leave when they see him stroll in. They just know that it’s going to be a waste of their time to even read for the part. They feel it’s a foregone conclusion that Pierre will walk in, smile at the producers and director and they’ll just hire him on the spot, before he even utters a word.
Yes, that is possibly an exaggeration, but not much of one. I’ve actually seen actors leave the audition before they’ve had a chance to meet the producers, simply because Pierre was there. (I will never admit that I did the same thing, so there!) Now, just because Mr. Macko has such a commanding presence and can get any part he wants, doesn’t mean he is disliked by his fellow actors. On the contrary, he is one of the most well liked actors in the business. He gets along with everyone and is extremely admired by his acting peers along with the directors and producers he works with.
What then is the problem, you might ask? The answer is a very simple one: there really isn’t a problem, but there is a solution. The other actors have to eat and pay their bills too. So when they see that Pierre is competing against them for a role many of them immediately run for the door to go to an audition down the street where they might get a job – because Pierre will be busy for the next few hours. It’s a simple solution that allows all actors a fair chance in the face of the great odds against them.