People think that direct address was invented by Ferris Bueller, but in fact, it wasn't. It was invented by Shakespeare.
If you look back through history in the United States, there have been very few landslide elections. Half the country always voted for someone else.
I believe this: If an actor wants a role or wants to work with somebody, then you do everything within reason to try to get that role. If they want you to audition, you audition. If they want you to screen-test, you screen-test. If they want you to come and tap-dance in their hallway, you tap-dance in their hallway.
The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen.