5 Before-They-Were-Stars Audition Tapes We Can’t Stop Watching

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Stars! They’re a lot like us. They have to go on nerve-racking job interviews too. Auditions are a make-it-or-break-it part of the Hollywood casting process and they can be pretty fun for us non-celebs to watch. That’s why we’ve rounded up some clips from the early years of household names like Selena Gomez, Blake Lively and Jennifer Garner. Let’s get in our time capsule and check out some of their auditions, shall we?

1. Rachel McAdams tickled our funny bones as the best mean girl ever right before starring in tearjerker and Ryan Gosling love-fest The Notebook. In order to make ladies all over the globe grab their tissue boxes, girl had to work for it:


2. Today, Selena Gomez is one of the world’s biggest stars. Before she partied it up in a bikini for Spring Breakers and told us to “Come & Get It” she had to try out for more wholesome parts:


3. The Spice Girls pretty much made the late ’90s. How did they become the zig-a-zig-ahing ladies that dominated pop music? Watch here:


4. Jennifer Garner was already kicking ass weekly on Alias when she had the chance to take on a role of superhero proportions. Elektra wasn’t exactly a hit, but it helped propel Garner into superstar status:


5. Oh, Blake Lively. You’ve gone from Traveling Pants sister to Mrs. Ryan Reynolds in just a few years. Gossip Girlsurely didn’t hurt and we couldn’t imagine anyone else in Lady van der Woodsen’s shoes: