Bill Hader shared an applicable anecdote (I think!) on Fresh Air, regarding his SNL audition:
“I remember getting in the elevator for my audition and there was a guy next to me who had a backpack full of props and wigs and things, and I went, ‘Oh my god, that guy is so prepared, I have nothing, I have no props.’ And that was Andy Samberg. And Andy Samberg said he was looking at me going, ‘Oh, that guy has no props. He doesn’t need props.’ And that was the first time we met, was in that elevator.”
I loved reading that. The people we’re looking up to may be looking up to us, right back.