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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Abigail Spencer

Spencer's audition for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a real scream. logo

Abigail Spencer knows how to scream. The Timeless star, who will appear this summer in Josh Radnor's Sacred Valley at Vassar College, remembers an audition for a horror movie (one of the many reboots of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) in which she brought down the audition room with her audaciously agonizing scream. It caused everyone outside the room to give her a standing ovation…and she still didn't get the part.