I haven't been to a casting in awhile, but when I used to go, they were very last minute. I just have to be ready when my agent texts me to say, "Be here at this time." I go with my book, usually wearing all black, so I'm like a blank canvas that they can envision whatever they need. If not black, I'll wear something really simple like jeans, heels and a basic shirt. You walk in and hand the people or designer your book and they ask you to walk. You walk, take a digital photo—and just like that, you're out of there! It's really quick once you get in, but sometimes you have to wait for what seems like forever.
I don't get nervous, but I can definitely get bummed when I'm not chosen. Sometimes I just have to realize that a designer has a vision—maybe they just had something very specific in mind when casting. I have to say things to myself like, "It's not that you're not cute—maybe they just wanted someone shorter!" Everyone just wants different things and different vibes. I can't take it too personally. It's a really big thing in this industry to not take things to heart because it can be really rough on you.