I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Mair Mulroney to learn five random facts about herself and what inspired her to become an actress. Check out my interview with Mair below:
Loryn: What lesson did the global pandemic teach you?
Mair: Wow, I think it taught all of us a lot of things. I learned how much I value my freedom and how important it is to take time for yourself. Go on that trip you've always wanted to go on but never wanted to take time off of work for. Visit that family member you haven't seen in a while. Relax and read a good book, or write one! Don't hold on to silly grudges or petty bitterness.
Loryn: What lesson has your characters on Dhar Mann taught you?
Mair: My characters on Dhar Mann are typically pretty snobby and judgmental, so I'd have to say that I've learned the importance of being the exact opposite of that, although I have never thought of myself as being an actual snob or judgmental person in real life, no one is perfect and Dhar tends to really home in on the importance of understanding that you never know what another person may be going through and that is an important lesson for everyone to always keep in mind.
Loyn: How do you prepare for your acting auditions?
Mair: Every audition is different. Commercial auditions tend to be more about your likeability as a person and what kind of energy you bring to the table, while film and television auditions tend to rely more on dialogue and specific character traits. I always research the director, production company, and casting director (if I haven't worked with them yet before) to see what their "style" seems to be, and I'm familiar with who I would potentially be forking for. Most importantly, though, I read the character breakdown and consider how I would behave if I were in that character's shoes. Line memorization tends to come pretty easy to me at this point. Hence, I try not to stress out about heavy dialogue and instead focus more on making the scene feel realistic and conversational. At the end of the day, you're either what they are looking for, or you aren't, and there are so many things that are beyond your control that the best way to go about auditioning is to be confident in your performance and just have fun with it.
Loryn: What inspired you to become an actress?
Mair: I've always been inspired by the power of storytelling. Good storytellers make you feel so many different emotions just by putting themselves in someone else's shoes, and I have always wanted to be able to affect people that way. It really is an awesome job being able to play make-believe for a living, but it's also, in many ways, the best form of therapy.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Mair: I actually started out as a musician. I release music under the name "ThatGirlMair" and with my production partner, Marc Solomon, as "k.i.s.s. keep it simple, stupid."
Be sure to stay updated with Mair Mulroney by checking out her website: https://www.thatgirlmair.com