Previous paid speaking roles
iv had a number of roles. Some paid speaking and others unpaid non-speaking.
Most recently I played the main role in a true crime documentary. The program was a re-enactment of true real life events so there was no speaking involved. Also, I have had extra work no intention of speaking (lines later added) in the upcoming film 'the pugilist' where I played a police officer. Scenes filmed over a number of different days at several locations.
Although Both of these were very little to no lines needed for the character roles, I was recently picked to play Madox a head guard of a small medieval castle... where I had a number of lines to learn filmed over two days.
I find it quite natural to fall into character and learn the lines needed for that particular scene.