Now I've been auditioning for various projects in London for over five years now and have had my share of "interesting" auditions. (The most interesting being standing completely naked on a West End stage while four people checked that my anatomy was right for the 'part'. That's for another blog).
A celebrity's public persona and their body of work remains most prominent in the jury's psyche. The jury then makes a decision based on their judgement of character from previous flattering portrayals in the media.