Risa Bramon Garcia cut her teeth as a casting director on the feature “Desperately Seeking Susan”. She went on to do “Fatal Attraction”, “Wall Street”, “Uncle Buck”, “Christmas Vacation”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, ‘JFK”, “Benny and Joon”, “True Romance”, “The Joy Luck Club”, “Speed”, and the list goes on and on. She also directed the film “200 Cigarettes”. Needless to say, she knows how to work with actors and she excels at recognizing talent. She now holds intensive master classes in the Los Angeles area. We recently spoke with Risa about some of the fun parts of her job as well as what actors can do to get her attention.
What is the most fun part about being a casting director?
The most fun has always been in the moment when somebody unbelievably talented shows up. That actor often doesn’t know it, but we do. And you know in your bones that this is amazing talent right in front of you. Its a rush.