Cory Hardrict, Tia Mowry's Husband Discusses Being Approached Inappropriately By Casting Directors.




Choosing not to “go with the flow” and compromise his values may have held Hardrict back in his career in some ways, but he’s fine with that.
“To each his own. If that’s what they feel like they have to do to get to that level, wherever that level is for them, then you do it. I’m not doing it,” he said. “I’ve been approached at auditions. Guys have said things and I’ve had to keep my cool and just say, ‘This job’s not for me,’ but I didn’t really take it there and fight nobody.”
In one particular incident, Hardrict went to an audition and was asked inappropriate questions. He believes his refusal cost him the job.



“In an audition, a big producer asked me right there on the spot, ‘Are you comfortable?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m comfortable.’ He said, ‘Your shirt looks tight. Can you unbutton it down to the navel?’ I said, ‘First of all, what grown man is going to ask another grown man to unbutton his shirt to the navel?’ I’m like, c’mon man, really? 
So my audition went from character to, ‘Am I about to whoop this mug up in here? Is this really gonna happen?’ I had to keep my cool. After that, I didn’t get no more callbacks. I had four or five callbacks up to that point. Didn’t get the role. I went home and told my wife, ‘Can you believe that?’ He had the audacity. I respected this man. To do that to me? And it’s not based off my talent, now it’s some other sh-t. I said, ‘Ok, it’s all good.’ I’m in it for the long game. I’ll get what I’m supposed to get.”



He said of the incident, “I walked up out of there so quick. I finished the audition but I gave it a flat read. Throwing the lines. I just knew it wasn’t me. I gave him the flat read and walked out.”