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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Toni Collette

The Emmy winner recalls a bad experience with an Indian cleanse.

Usually, food-related cleanses are intended to make a person the best version of herself. But in the case of Toni Collette, it didn't turn out that way — at least not fast enough. When the Tony and Oscar nominee went in for an audition with Spike Jonze (after 11 days living on handfuls of rice), she was more prepared to be communing with nature than discovering a character.