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Aasif Mandvi Recalls Strange Questions In Audition For Snake Charmer Role

'The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi tells Seth Meyers what it was like beginning his acting career in New York and a snake charmer role he once auditioned for.

Mandvi says he was asked some strange questions during the audition.

"I remember they asked me if I had my own turban. And I sort of said 'You know, look, if you have a turban, you're pretty much wearing it. You don't leave your turban at home,'" he says. "it's either-or!"

"And then they said 'Do you actually know how to snake charm?'. This is a real question. I was so desperate because I was a young actor needing the work. So the only thing I could think to say was 'No, I don't but I am Indian so it could be in my DNA and I might just figure it out."

November 25, 2014 |




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