January 19th-27th many celebrities swarm the streets of Park City to celebrate film and the arts. Founded in 1978 by Robert Redford Sundance Film Festival showcases the works of American and International filmmakers.
One of the top ranked movie sites, and a site that everyone goest to when discussing film and television, IMDb, hosted their annual IMDb Studio. This time around Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Amy Landecker, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage, Zoey Deutch, Danny Strong, Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Blake Jenner, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Kristen Stewart, Matt Walsh, and more, sat down for intimate interviews with host Kevin Smith.
Take a look at some of our favorite highlights from the IMDb studio at what these stars said they would be doing if they weren't in the business and recall their strangest auditions and onscreen kisses!
Elle: I absolutely hate auditions, with like a passion, I get so nervous, like I’ve thrown up before, I just get so nervous. But I’ve passed out in an audition, like flat out just passed out. I was young, I was still, I was really little like 12 or maybe younger than that like 9.
Kevin: And it wasn't part of the scene or anything?
Elle: No, no, no. It was like a strange audition where all these lights were set up and they were like in your face and you were like on the spotlight and reading with this person and I just passed out. And I definitely didn't get the part! Yeah, no.
Salma: I would have loved to be an astronaut but I probably be working at some flower shop or married in Coatzacoalcos with ten kids, I don't know.
Salma: I still do that too!
Jon: Uh what job? I would probably still be a waiter or a bartender. I was super good at that. I was excellent at it. It’s weird, it's like being good at being a waiter and a bartender is kind of a dubious distinction. It’s a little bit like being an awesome minor league baseball player. You're kinda like you were really good at this, just stay there. We don't need ya in the big leagues.
Jenny Slate: One time I had to pretend to lick an invisible toilet bowl while keeping eye contact with the camera and that is one of the most of the degrading experiences that has been suggested to me. But it was suggested to me, and I looked at the line of women that were all getting ready to do this so that we could be on a commercial for a toilet cleaning product. And the idea was like “It’s so clean that you’re willing to lick it”, but it’s like “Why do I have to keep eye contact with the camera?" like I’m actually like doing third base with it, I don’t really get that. So really the weirdest thing that happened to me was that I became very aware of what my preferences are as a woman and a performer and then I left. Because usually it’s kind of hard for me to say no, but yeah. Just say no to licking an invisible toilet while a pervert films you for a toilet commercial.
Teresa: It was with Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter...I was the deflowerer of Harry Potter. It was so funny, there was so much pressure on me because all his fans made it such a big deal that I was the first person to be that way with Harry, their Harry. It was funny, we were both really nervous, I was only 18.
Elijah: It wasn't the strangest but I had to sing for an audition. I actually auditioned for Moulin Rouge and I had to sing and dance. And I don't know how it turned out. I didn't get the role, so that's self evident. That was one of the strangest.
Zoey: It was on the Disney Channel and I had cake on my face, it was on purpose not like an accident.
Kevin: Suite Life! That was your first kiss?
Zoey: That’s right baby! Can you tell I’m into it!