Isabella Biedenharn
September 09, 2015 AT 03:17 AM EDT

As President Fitzgerald Grant (and Olivia Pope’s love interest), Tony Goldwyn has a pretty sweet gig on Scandal. However, the actor wasn’t always the leader of the free world.

When Goldwyn was just getting his start, he decided to audition for New York’s prestigious Juilliard School — but the audition didn’t go quite as he planned. We’ll let him tell the story himself, as part of EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series: Check out the cringe-inducing (but hilarious) video above.

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